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    Benchmarks - Synthetic

    The System as it was Tested

    EVGA Z790 Dark Kingpin – Z790 Chipset
    Intel Core i9 13900k (3.0Ghz) Twenty Four Core 8+16 48KB L2 Cache 12+12 x 2MB L3 Cache 36MB 
    Cooler Master MasterLiquid PL360 Flux
    1x nVidia RTX 2080 Super
    Patriot P200 512GB SSD
    HP dvd1260i Multiformat 24x Writer
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand 1050 Watt PSU
    Windows 11 Pro 64bit 

    Memory Tested
    2x Patriot Viper Elite 5 PC5-48000 DDR5 48GB (40-40-40-77)
    2x Patriot Viper Venom PC5-57600 DDR5 32GB (40-40-40-77)
    2x Crucial PC5-56000 16GB DDR5 (46-45-45-90)

    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 change depending on what hardware is being tested.  These were recorded using Sandra Professional Version 31.115.2021.12

    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

    BAPCo SYSmark 25

    SYSmark 25 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 features updated workloads and applications geared toward media-centric user activities. The new Responsiveness Scenario models ‘pain points’ in the user experience. These common activities that include: application launches, file launches, web browsing with multiple tabs, multi-tasking, and background application installation.

    UL PCMark 10

    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.

    Benchmark Conclusion

    For a mainstream memory module, the Viper Elite does quite well at 6000Mhz.  What is interesting to see is the performance difference between the reference modules.  Viper Venom has a similar timing map and higher speed while the Crucial modules are slower with higher timings. 

    What many hardware enthusiasts forget is that there are things you focus your budget on and other things that often do not matter.  Patriot will scold me for saying this but, buying the fastest DRAM modules is not going to do anything but drain your budget and give you bragging rights.  That isn’t to say you should skimp on memory but, does indicate that middle of the road is often the safest place to be.