Benchmarks - Synthetic
ASUS TUF Z370-Plus Gaming – Z370 Chipset
Intel Core i7 8700k (3.7Ghz) Hex Core 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache
Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
1x nVidia GTX 980Ti
HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
Windows 10 Pro 64bit
2x GeIL Super Luce RGB XMP 3000Mhz (16-18-18-36)
4x Ballistix Sport AT XMP 3000Mhz (17-19-19-38)
Sandra is a software collection of synthetic benchmarks that will give us a basic idea as to what a system is capable of. It should be noted that SiSoft numbers can change depending on what hardware is being tested. These were recorded using Sandra Professional Version 24.50.2017.11
AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking software package designed to assist with overclocking and general system tuning. The package also contains modules to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives in addition to normal stuff like stress testing and troubleshooting
Unigine is a synthetic benchmark much like 3DMark Vantage, but supports the newest of DirectX 11 technologies. The benchmark comes with lots of heavy tessellation and soft shadows to work the more flexible shaders found on DirectX 11 graphic cards. This makes this benchmark ideal for seeing exactly what a best case scenario might look like for a DirectX 11 capable GPU.
DirectX 11 Presets
DirectX 9 Presets
PCMark 10 is an overall system benchmark to measure and compare PC performance using real-world tasks and applications. Similar to 3DMark this new version tests the entire system as a whole using applications that reflect typical PC use in the home and at the office. This approach ensures that PCMark measures the things that matter, highlighting performance differences that will be apparent to end users and consumers.
SYSmark 2018 is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Productivity, Creativity and Responsiveness. The new Productivity Scenario has updated workloads and applications geared towards office centric user activities. The new Creativity Scenario which has updated workloads and applications geared toward media centric user activities and the new Responsiveness Scenario models “pain points” in the user experience when performing common activities.
When you are dealing with high performance memory modules there is very little that separates them in terms of overall performance. The charts above reflect the performance difference between the GeIL Super Luce RGB and the Ballistix Sport AT. There are a couple fundamental differences and for the most part the GeIL modules are slower despite having tighter timings and similar module density.
Given that Hardware Asylum is an enthusiast website we do like to feature plenty of mainstream gear and ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance is a midmarket gaming brand with products priced accordingly. This will impact overclocking and out of box performance but only because the modules were not qualified to run the faster speeds. This is why when making a purchase decision you buy the fastest module you can afford and really forget about overclocking, at least as a reason for buying. Also consider the processor you plan to run. For instance we are using the Core i7 8700K while many gamers might opt for a lower priced Core i5. The lower end processor will lower performance and favor smaller memory kits.