Average Bench: 75% (67th of 113)

Based on 19,868 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB

Good average bench

The Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB averaged 25.0% 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. 16 Core Read Bench 29.4GB/s
Avg. 16 Core Write Bench 27.2GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB is 36.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Corsair CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 17.8GB/s
Avg. Physical RAM Latency 74.6ns
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
20.5 MC Read 29.4 35.9
16.5 MC Write 27.2 35.4
16.5 MC Mixed 23.4 31
76.2% 26.7 GB/s
Min Avg Max
12 SC Read 17.8 24.3
15.2 SC Write 26.7 36.4
13.8 SC Mixed 23.1 28.7
64.4% 22.5 GB/s
Min Avg Max
58.5 Latency 74.6 104
53.6% 74.6 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 3600 MHz
MC Read 34.5
MC Write 27.4
MC Mixed 36.8
94% 32.9 GB/s
SC Read 28.7
SC Write 27.6
SC Mixed 38.6
90% 31.6 GB/s
Latency 69.7
57% 69.7 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
MC Read 35
MC Write 35.9
MC Mixed 24.9
91% 31.9 GB/s
SC Read 18.4
SC Write 36.3
SC Mixed 25.9
77% 26.9 GB/s
Latency 60.8
66% 60.8 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2666 MHz
MC Read 34.2
MC Write 34.4
MC Mixed 24.6
89% 31.1 GB/s
SC Read 20
SC Write 32.3
SC Mixed 25.4
74% 25.9 GB/s
Latency 55.8
72% 55.8 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2667 MHz
MC Read 30.2
MC Write 29.9
MC Mixed 23.5
80% 27.9 GB/s
SC Read 13.4
SC Write 22.8
SC Mixed 17
51% 17.7 GB/s
Latency 73.2
55% 73.2 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 28.3
MC Write 28.9
MC Mixed 21
74% 26.1 GB/s
SC Read 17.4
SC Write 29.7
SC Mixed 22.8
67% 23.3 GB/s
Latency 65.8
61% 65.8 ns
2 of 2 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 27.9
MC Write 27.6
MC Mixed 20.3
72% 25.3 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 28.1
SC Mixed 21
64% 22.3 GB/s
Latency 66.1
61% 66.1 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 27.7
MC Write 17.8
MC Mixed 25.4
68% 23.6 GB/s
SC Read 17.8
SC Write 17.3
SC Mixed 22.4
55% 19.2 GB/s
Latency 104
38% 104 ns
2 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR4 clocked @ 2133 MHz
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 24.7
66% 23.2 GB/s
SC Read 17.3
SC Write 17.5
SC Mixed 20.9
53% 18.6 GB/s
Latency 101
40% 101 ns
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Typical CMW16GX4M2A2666C16 2x8GB Builds (Compare 85,003 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $914

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