Patriot Memory Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters 16GB (2x8GB) 1866MHZ RAM Kit Review - Benchmarks- PCMark7
PCMark7 is a "real-world" benchmark which runs an array of real-world tasks, such as multiple-tab web browsing, file copying, reading, and writing, gaming, and a large variety of other tasks which are meant to give your system a rating as it pertains to actual usage, and not engineered synthetic benchmarks. This benchmark will give us a good idea of the actual difference we're likely to see at these different settings. One thing to keep in mind is PCMark is highly CPU-based, and memory speed is directly related to processor speed, so take these results with a grain of salt.
The PCMark results show an increase in performance with both the overclock and XMP profiles over the default frequency and timings. Once again, PCMark takes into account more than just RAM, so we tried to keep everything else as consistent as possible. It is safe to say you will get a bit more performance out of your system with memory overclocked than with it at stock speeds, but it isn't going to be a game changer by any means with less than a percent overall performance gain between default and XMP and 1.3% over the XMP with the OC.