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 1600MHz CL7 memory kit from Corsair had higher performance. A 64KB/Sec difference was noted, but once again that is only a 3.8% difference and not significant.
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 nearly identical performance between the two memory kits after three runs were averaged for each test.