3. Tests - Page 1
We tested the modules in two separate systems in order to have a more complete picture of their performance. Of course, we used one Intel based platform and one AMD, since we know how differently memory modules can behave in different systems. The exact composition of the systems is:
RightMark Memory Analyzer
RightMark Memory is a very useful diagnostics and benchmarking tool with which we can see details for the memory modules, as well as measure their performance. In the second screen, we see that the memory timings are set to 2,5-3-3-7. This is the default setting by SPD and it's set like this in order to provide maximum compatibility with most of the motherboards we can find on the market.
These are according to the RightMark Memory Analyser, the Real RAM memory bandwidth and the latency timing.
EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiast PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking, it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive systems diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC.
In the first three screenshots below, we see the results Everest gave us for the reading, writing and latency timings in ns. The read and write numbers are very good, something we cannot say for the latency times which is very high. It is known that these modules prefer the AMD platforms so we will compare them a little bit later.
SiSoftware Sandra is a 32-bit and 64bit Windows system analyser that includes benchmarking, testing and listing modules. It tries to go beyond other utilities to show you more of what is really going on under the hood so you can draw comparisons at both a high and low-level in a single product.
You can see information about the CPU, chipsets,video adapter, ports,printers, sound card , memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, ODBC Connections, USB2, Firewire etc. You can save/print/fax/e-mail/post/upload or insert into ADO/ODBC databases reports in text, HTML, XML, SMS/DMI or RPT format.
This version supports multiple sources of information gathering including remote computers, PDAs, Smart Phones, ADO/ODBC databases or saved system reports. All benchmarks are optimised for both SMP & SMT (Hyper threading), up to 32/64 CPUs depending on the platform.
The bandwidth at 4371 MB/S is a good result. To be exact, better than in many other tests we have carried out till now.