Gaming and System Benchmarks
In 3D Mark 11 we didn’t see that much scaling in terms of the final score in fact you can see all the results are nearly identical. However, taking a closer look at the Physics score – which is where faster RAM is more likely to shine – we can see it definitely made a difference. Although as mentioned earlier the jump in performance between 1600 to 1866MHz is far greater than the jump between 1866 to 2400MHz suggesting that the real world impact of increasing RAM frequency starts to slow down after 1866MHz.
Essentially the best explanation we can give is it is like triple and quad SLI/CrossFireX. Generally graphics cards will scale well in two way configurations, but as you add the third and fourth cards the scaling reduces and you get less additional performance with each card added.
PCMark7 resulted in the G.Skill kit emerging victorious but the reality of it is that the differences between scores were so tiny they can be put down to margin of error. In essence there isn’t any real differences to be seen from PCMark7, which is a simulation of everyday PC usage. So as we mentioned earlier, that is why this product is targeted at the gamer and enthusiast.