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    Today we are looking at 12GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3-1600 on the bench in a 6 x 2GB configuration. That's a whole lot of RAM, no doubt. Typically such setups are built for stability, as experiencing a crash during the middle of a 5-hour rendering session is unacceptable. Fair enough. But what about overclocking, why not push those 12GB? Why not, indeed.



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    Good review, decent overclocking for a 12 GB kit and when you think about it $360 for 12GBs is not really that bad. If you wait a few months the price will drop like everything else.

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    Good review Jake!

    If it wasn't for wanting to get 24GB, I would definitely look at getting this kit. Too bad getting 24GB is over 4x this price.

    Is there any chance that we could start seeing a Photoshop benchmark in these tests? The x64 version of Photoshop in CS4 (and soon CS5) will be able to utilize all of the memory, and would give a good "real world" performance test for our memory reviews.
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    Well CS4 can currently utilize all of the memory. The issue is that filters, etc in Photoshop are almost entirely dependent on CPU. Textures sit in the memory buffer. So, devising a test for memory in Photoshop is not ideal. I could test load times, to see how long each set of memory takes to load a huge 2GB .psb file for example. One RAM might load faster than another. That is a possibility. The other is to run a filter (CPU-dependent) and see if the RAM assists, similar to Cinebench.

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    Thanks for the great review Jake.

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    In all versions of Photoshop, I know that opening up multiple images is RAM intensive, as well rendering a liquified image. Try loading 14-20 large images in PS with different amounts of RAM, and you can see a big difference in load times.

    Hardwareheaven.com also has released version 3 of their "Photoshop Benchmark" and tell you what all you need to do before hand to run it. Link:

    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/photoshop.php
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