Legit Memory Reviews
Mushkin DDR3-1600 7-9-7-24 Blackline Memory Review
|Product:||Mushkin DDR3-1600 Part #996782|
|Date:||Fri, Jan 15, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Chris Morrell -|
So, just like every other memory review out there, the performance variances between the two kits at stock clocks are in the realm of rounding errors. For the non-overclocking consumer if there were only these two kits of memory at the shop I'd immediately point my finger at the Mushkin kit and grunt in approval. Seriously, it is currently $20 cheaper, the performance is the same, the modules are black(everything looks good in black), and did I mention they company is based out of Colorado? Ok, the last point isn't really a selling point, but I'm grasping at straws here.
If however you are like me and enjoy overclocking every bit of kit you can ever lay your grubby paws on then the Mushkin kit is definitely a good buy. I don't often get to play with mid-range memory kits, in fact it has been a while since my boards have seen under DDR3-2000C7, but I was impressed by these Mushkin Blackline modules. It was especially a lot of fun when I loosened up tRCD and the kit really began to scale, each notch up was a blast and I enjoyed the sensation of exploring what I felt was uncharted territory. Lately it has felt like all I do when overclocking is plug in pre-tested values for memory speeds and timings, this was a breath of fresh air for me.
Enough rambling, let's cut to the chase. Priced between $109.99 to $129.99 depending on mail in rebates, the Mushkin DDR3-1600 7-9-7-24 Blackline kit is in the typical price-point for a DDR3-1600 kit of memory. The lifetime warranty from an established company means you are set till you need to upgrade. From what I've read in researching Mushkin they have a rather quick RMA team, so even if there is some downtime they'll do their best to minimize it. So in closing, competitive price, competitive performance, lots of overclocking fun.
Legit Bottom Line: The Mushkin Blackline DDR3-1600C7 kit does its part to stand out from the crowd where it matters.
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Page 1 - Mushkin Blacklines
Page 2 - Test System
Page 3 - Test Results
Page 4 - Overclocking Part 1
Page 5 - Overclocking Part 2
Page 6 - Conclusion