Benchmarks - Overclocked
As with all of our reviews, we pit the default speed system against the overclocked one in a head-to-head byte match. Normally I like to leave the base system, (CPU, Chipset etc..) stock in these instances to give a real apples to apples comparison and is what I did on the previous page by switching between XMP #1 and XMP #2. However, the purpose of overclocking is to tweak things and that is what in this section to help things along.
The effective overclock for these tests was 4666Mhz with a matching memory controller clock of 4600Mhz. Voltage remained the same at 1.46v which was the configured voltage for XMP #2.
Overclocking memory can be an arduous task of trial and error. As with most system overclocking the balance we are trying 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 really impressed with these modules and how well the Samsung B-Die responded to voltage and frequency. The only major change I made was to drop the CAS Latency down to 19 and then started raising the frequency. After that it was just a quick stability test to confirm the settings.