Mushkin Blackline DDR4-2800 8GB Memory Kit Review

System Overview and Testing Procedures
Going over our Intel Z170 system it is made up of the following components.

Mushkin Blackline DDR4 Memory Overview

Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K
Video Card: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Motherboard: ASUS Z170-A
Memory: Mushkin Blackline DDR4-2800 8GB
Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station

For testing we will run the memory at its stock or XMP profile settings using the below benchmarking software. We will then run the tests again our max overclock of 3200 MHz. Keep in mind since we had to loosen the timings the overclocked results might not beat our stock settings. Below is a list of benchmarking software that we use.

– SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– SiSoftware Sandra Cache & Memory Latency Benchmark
– SiSoftware Cache Bandwidth Benchmark
– AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Cinebench R15 Multi-threaded test
– 3DMark Fire Strike Physics test

Now let’s get to testing!

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