Futuremark’s 3DMark06 has a built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that’s useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU’s performance. Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering. The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.
Benchmark Results: The Corsair PC3-12800 CL9 memory kit shows a decent performance boost over the PC3-10800 kit in Futuremark. The super tight CL6 timings on the 1600MHz memory kit help improve performance even more and I was able to break 15,500 in the overall benchmark thanks to the kit.