Benchmarks - Overclocked
Normally this is the part of the review where I am super exited to show the exciting Byte-Match between the default and overclocked system and I am happy to report that I was successful in getting these Crucial DDR5 4800Mhz memory modules to run stable at 5400Mhz!!
The downside to that adventure is that either the memory module of the motherboard was not very responsive to the frequency changes but did offer some gains from pure frequency. As a result, some benchmarks actually went up while others stayed rather, meh.
Memory overclocking is a pretty arduous task of trial and error. As with most system overclocking the balance we want to maintain is a relationship between temperature, voltage and frequency. Chip quality will sway the balance and is where we normally land in terms of overclocking stability.
To be honest I am a little surprised that I could get the modules to overclock at all considering that they are basic Crucial memory modules. Typically to maintain the legendary Crucial compatibility they are locked down and limit what tweaks you can make. In a way this remains true since during this overclocking adventure the modules did not respond to any timing changes and voltage adjustments didn’t allow the modules to overclock any higher than 5400Mhz.
The results showed the normal bandwidth gains and the lowered latency allowed the real world benchmarks BAPCo SYSmark 25 and PCMark 10 to show some performance advantages but, nothing all that interesting or worth the effort.