Average Bench: 53.1% (90th of 113)

Based on 3,671 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair XMS3 CMX8GX3M2A1600C9 4x4GB

Average average bench

The Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB averaged 46.8% 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.


Avg. Physical RAM Latency 70.8ns
Avg. 16 Core Write Bench 19GB/s

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB is 23.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. 1 Core Read Bench 14.5GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Mixed IO Bench 16.6GB/s

Average Bench

(Based on 3,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
14.4 MC Read 18.8 22.5
12.7 MC Write 19 23.2
12.9 MC Mixed 16.9 20.2
52.2% 18.3 GB/s
Min Avg Max
8.31 SC Read 14.5 18.2
8 SC Write 16.8 21.9
10.3 SC Mixed 16.6 20.5
45.6% 16 GB/s
Min Avg Max
56.4 Latency 70.8 88.7
56.5% 70.8 ns
User Benchmarks Bench Multi core Single core Latency
The fastest RAM (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 1867 MHz
MC Read 23.6
MC Write 24.2
MC Mixed 21.4
66% 23.1 GB/s
SC Read 19.3
SC Write 22.6
SC Mixed 22.1
61% 21.3 GB/s
Latency 50.6
79% 50.6 ns
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 22
MC Write 23.5
MC Mixed 20.5
63% 22 GB/s
SC Read 17.1
SC Write 20.4
SC Mixed 19.9
55% 19.1 GB/s
Latency 65.5
61% 65.5 ns
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.7
MC Mixed 20.1
62% 21.6 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 18.2
SC Mixed 19.6
53% 18.7 GB/s
Latency 60.5
66% 60.5 ns
4 of 4 slots used
16GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1600 MHz
MC Read 22
MC Write 22.6
MC Mixed 19.9
62% 21.5 GB/s
SC Read 18.1
SC Write 17.9
SC Mixed 18.6
52% 18.2 GB/s
Latency 62.3
64% 62.3 ns
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,739,437 RAM Kits tested.

Typical XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB Builds (Compare 2,764 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming 45%
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus P8P67 - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $756

Popular XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 4x4GB compatible motherboards:

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