WinRAR has a multithreaded version of the RAR compression algorithm, which improves the compression speed on computers with several CPU, dual core CPU and processors with hyperthreading technology. Multithreading is enabled by default, but you can disable it in “General” part of “Settings” dialog.
Results: The WinRAR 3.70 benchmarking results graphed out nicely and showed that the 1800MHz CL7 memory kit was leaps and bounds faster than the 1350MHz CL9 memory kit. The 1800MHz CL7 was 22% faster than the 1350MHz CL9 memory kit according to this benchmark, which goes to show the importance of the memory kit as the Front Side Bus and multiplier remained the same on both kits of memory. The spread between the Corsair 1800MHz CL7 kit with 7-6-5-16 1T timings and the Corsair 1333MHz kit at 1350MHz with 9-9-9-24 1T timings was 30%.
Super PI is a program a lot of enthusiasts use to benchmark overall system performance, as the program is capable of calculating pi up to 33.55 million digits on a timer. Many overclockers and enthusiasts are in a battle to get the lowest 1M Super Pi time possible. The benchmark results below include Super Pi results to 1 million places and 2 million places.
Results: Super Pi Mod v1.5 shows improved performance as the frequency of the memory increases. The Corsair DOMINATOR 1800MHz CL7 modules hold the lead in Super Pi thanks to the tighter timings and the increased memory frequency.