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Mushkin 998681 kit in our labs

by on08 December 2009


This time we won't bore you with regular benchmarks, because an upcoming article will look closely compare 1366 and 1156 platforms. So we just have some Everest scores for you:

Running at 1067MHz and CL7:

Running at 1333MHz and CL7:

With the Intel DX58SO board, it won't boot up at stock speeds, but with an increased BCLK we run 1600MHz at CL9:

The MSI X58 Eclipse SLI did well with 1600MHz at CL8:

The MSI X58 Eclipse SLI at stock speeds with 1600MHz also at CL8:


We had no problems with the modules at any 1366 and 1156 platform. We tried them also on the AMD platform but could manage only 1440MHz properbly because of a BIOS bug. Of course a 6GB kit is not meant to be used in platforms other than the 1366. Mushkin proved to be a worthy competitor in the memory market. Don't expect miracles with higher memory speeds, it will result in only 1-3% performance increases. Most of the speed increase comes from overclocking the QPI/Uncore clock.

The modules are available for $181,99 in U.S. which is quite competitive, but for some reason we were left out here in Europe, where the modules now ship for €174,90 which is too expensive for our taste. But recently Mushkin has released new memory kits, so we guess this one will be phased out soon. With the same timings you get the Copperheads for about €150,- and with even faster timings you can buy the Essential modules for under €140,- which will not include the aluminium case. All offers can be found here.

If you are interested in the benchmark results, just wait for the upcoming article which will compare the 1366 and 1156 platforms using this kit.


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