For bench-marking memory bandwidth we use AIDA64’s ‘Cache and Memory Benchmark’
As we can see our memory bandwidth performance has increased quite a bit on our overclocked configuration when compared to stock. While this isn’t the best performance we’ve seen out of a memory kit, it is within reason.
For bench-marking memory latency we use AIDA64’s ‘Cache and Memory Benchmark’
Like bandwidth, memory latency has improved substantially with our overclocked configuration. That being said, it is still falling behind other kits we’ve tested quite a bit.
Maxon’s Cinebench is a benchmarking tool based on their Cinema 4D software. It measures CPU performance by rendering a photo realistic 3D scene.
Our performance with Cinebench is actually pretty good, and surprisingly fairly consistent across all the configurations. Very interesting.
WinRAR always seems to be mostly CPU limited, while there is some variance between each configuration, it isn’t enough to even think about memory bottlenecks.
7-Zip is an open-source, completely free file archiving application which utilizes LZMA2 compression. We use their built-in bench-marking utility to measure our systems performance when compressing files.
Here we can see a slightly larger variance than with WinRAR, our overclocked configuration seems to be nearly 1 megabytes per second faster than the others. This is also in line with other kits we’ve tested, which shows that like WinRAR, 7-Zip is going to be more CPU limited than anything.