Average Bench: 43.6% (92nd of 104)

Based on 487 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 2x2GB

Below average average bench

The Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB averaged 56.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Physical RAM Latency 73.4ns
Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 16.2GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB is 34.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 11.3GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Write Bench 12.4GB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 487 samples)
Min Avg Max
9.2 MC Read 16.2 21.4
6.4 MC Write 14.4 22.1
8.2 MC Mixed 14.4 19.1
42.8% 15 GB/s
Min Avg Max
5.44 SC Read 11.3 16.6
5.3 SC Write 12.4 18.8
6.34 SC Mixed 12.6 18.1
34.5% 12.1 GB/s
Min Avg Max
56.7 Latency 73.4 106
54.5% 73.4 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 22.2
MC Write 21.6
MC Mixed 18.4
59% 20.7 GB/s
SC Read 17.7
SC Write 17.1
SC Mixed 17.1
50% 17.3 GB/s
Latency 57
70% 57 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 15.7
49% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 12.8
SC Write 16
SC Mixed 14.4
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 73.4
54% 73.4 ns
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 17.5
MC Mixed 15
48% 16.7 GB/s
SC Read 13.2
SC Write 15.7
SC Mixed 15.5
42% 14.8 GB/s
Latency 65
62% 65 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 16.6
MC Write 16.9
MC Mixed 14
45% 15.8 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 15.5
SC Mixed 13.9
41% 14.4 GB/s
Latency 68.1
59% 68.1 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM 667 MHz
MC Read 14.3
MC Write 7.6
MC Mixed 12.6
33% 11.5 GB/s
SC Read 6.9
SC Write 6.4
SC Mixed 8.6
21% 7.3 GB/s
Latency 75.4
53% 75.4 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 7.2
MC Mixed 11.8
32% 11 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 7
SC Mixed 8.7
22% 7.73 GB/s
Latency 87.1
46% 87.1 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
MC Read 9.6
MC Write 8.8
MC Mixed 8.6
26% 9 GB/s
SC Read 7.2
SC Write 9.1
SC Mixed 7.5
23% 7.93 GB/s
Latency 73.9
54% 73.9 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
MC Read 9.3
MC Write 7.9
MC Mixed 8.1
24% 8.43 GB/s
SC Read 7.5
SC Write 8
SC Mixed 7.2
22% 7.57 GB/s
Latency 74.8
54% 74.8 ns
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Typical XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB Builds (Compare 1,243 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus M4A89GTD-PRO/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $433

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