To test performance and stability of the OCZ Blade DDR3-2000 7-8-7 6GB kit, I ran a series of memory benchmarks. For comparison, I also tested a 3GB kit of Kingston HyperX DDR3-2000 with timings of 9-9-9, and a 6GB kit of OCZ Platinum of DDR3-1600 7-7-7.
This is not a shoot-out. The comparison between the Blade and the Kingston HyperX is to point out the performance difference when memory speed is the same but timings are difference. Comparing the Blade with the Platinum should point out the performance difference when the timings are the same but memory speed is different.
To keep the charts less complicated, I didn’t add overclocked scores from the three memory kits. The Blade kit did see some performance gains when overclocked.
More significantly, though each of the other memory kits overclocked much more than the Blade, the Blade’s scores at stock settings were higher than every overclocked score of the other two kits.