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    Benchmarks - Synthetic

    The System as it was Tested

    EVGA X99 Classified – X99 Chipset
    Intel Core i7 5960x (3.0Ghz) Octo Core 8 x 256KB L2 Cache 20MB L3 Cache
    Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
    1x nVidia GTX 780Ti
    Western Digital VelociRaptor 150gb SerialATA 10000RPM
    HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1

    Memory Tested
    4x HyperX Predator PC4-24000 16GB DDR4 (15-16-16-39)

    Reference Memory
    4x HyperX Predator PC4-213000 16GB DDR4 (14-14-14-36)
    4x Corsair Vengeance LPX  PC4-21300 16GB DDR4 (15-17-17-35)

    Predator XMP 3000Mhz
    Predator XMP 2666Mhz
    SiSoft Sandra

    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 21.15.2015.1

    AIDA64 Extreme Edition

    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 Heaven Benchmark

    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.

    Benchmark Settings
    HWBot Benchmark
    DirectX 11 Presets
    DirectX 9 Presets


    Crysis is based in a fictional future where an ancient alien spacecraft has been discovered beneath the Earth on an island off the coast of China.  Crysis uses DirectX 10 for graphics rendering.  For this benchmark we are using the Crysis Benchmarking Tool to run the Assault Harbor demo at 800x600 with global quality set to High.

    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4 is a very fast paced first person shooter based on modern warfare tactics and weapons.  The game is based on DirectX 9 technology and really shows that game developers can make incredible looking games using older technology.  For this benchmark we are using a custom timedemo that was recorded during an actual online multiplayer game.  The demo is then replayed as a benchmark in the game with the average FPS recorded at the end.

    Benchmark Conclusion

    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 numbers between the two quad channel memory kits and the two XMP HyperX profiles.  The synthetic benchmark numbers reflect what you would expect, faster memory higher numbers.  The surprise comes when we look at the real-world gaming numbers and see only a few FPS change between all of the kits.