PCMark05 is an application-based benchmark and a premium tool for measuring overall PC performance. It uses portions of real applications instead of including very large applications or using specifically created code. This allows PCMark05 to be a smaller installation as well as to report very accurate results.
It was surpising to see that the OCZ and Corsair at DDR800 speeds were actually a little over 100 points different in their scores, with the Corsair taking the lead. As it should, the Corsair got a healthy boost when we raised the frequency to DDR1150 speeds.
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 Super Pi times possible. We use the 2MB test this time, as it demands quite a bit more stability than a 1MB test. Of course, most believe using the 32MB test is a must to prove stability.
In SuperPi, the OCZ and Corsair ram pretty much are tied at DDR800 speeds, while the OCZ at DDR2 1150 speeds barely does much better.