Average Bench: 43.4% (100th of 113)

Based on 1,215 user benchmarks.  Model: Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 2x2GB

Below average average bench

The Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB averaged 56.5% 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 76.6ns
Avg. 16 Core Read Bench 16GB/s

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB is 34.1%. 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 11.4GB/s
Avg. 1 Core Write Bench 12.6GB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,215 samples)
Min Avg Max
8.84 MC Read 16 21.1
6.43 MC Write 14.5 21.1
7.6 MC Mixed 14.1 18.5
42.4% 14.8 GB/s
Min Avg Max
5.5 SC Read 11.4 16.2
5.3 SC Write 12.6 19
6.3 SC Mixed 12.6 18.1
34.9% 12.2 GB/s
Min Avg Max
56.8 Latency 76.6 112
52.2% 76.6 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 1600 MHz clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 18.3
MC Write 19.1
MC Mixed 16.8
52% 18.1 GB/s
SC Read 14.9
SC Write 19.9
SC Mixed 18.8
51% 17.9 GB/s
Latency 70.1
57% 70.1 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz
MC Read 18.7
MC Write 19.3
MC Mixed 17
52% 18.3 GB/s
SC Read 13.8
SC Write 16.6
SC Mixed 16
44% 15.5 GB/s
Latency 65.4
61% 65.4 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 18.1
MC Write 18.7
MC Mixed 16.6
51% 17.8 GB/s
SC Read 15
SC Write 18.9
SC Mixed 17.6
49% 17.2 GB/s
Latency 66.2
60% 66.2 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 1333 MHz
MC Read 17.6
MC Write 17.7
MC Mixed 16.7
50% 17.3 GB/s
SC Read 15.2
SC Write 16.3
SC Mixed 15.3
45% 15.6 GB/s
Latency 71.7
56% 71.7 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM 667 MHz
MC Read 14.1
MC Write 7.4
MC Mixed 12.4
32% 11.3 GB/s
SC Read 7.3
SC Write 6.5
SC Mixed 9.1
22% 7.63 GB/s
Latency 70.3
57% 70.3 ns
2 of 4 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 1333 MHz clocked @ 667 MHz
MC Read 15
MC Write 12.2
MC Mixed 9.9
35% 12.4 GB/s
SC Read 0.6
SC Write 7.2
SC Mixed 0.4
8% 2.73 GB/s
Latency 88
45% 88 ns
2 of 2 slots used
4GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 667 MHz
MC Read 7.5
MC Write 4.1
MC Mixed 5.9
17% 5.83 GB/s
SC Read 4.3
SC Write 2.8
SC Mixed 5
12% 4.03 GB/s
Latency 251
16% 251 ns
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 44,279,120 RAM Kits tested.

Typical XMS3 DDR3 1600 C9 2x2GB Builds (Compare 963 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 11%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus M4A87TD/USB3

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $338

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