Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

To verify that the memory modules operate as advertised, the memory kit was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the memory under review as well as a different similar-class memory modules for performance comparison purposes. The benchmark tests used should give you a good understanding of the memory's capabilities so that you, the reader, can make a more informed purchasing decision.

Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-5960X
Stock – 3.0GHz, 30 x 100MHz Base Clock
Motherboard GIGABYTE Z99-SOC Champion
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3400 modules
Stock – 2133MHz, 15-17-17-35-1T
Max speed at stock 100MHz Base Clock
3200MHz, 16-18-18-40-2T

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 modules
Stock – 2133MHz, 15-17-17-35-1T
Hard Drive Intel 730 240GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA III HD
Sound Card On-board sound
Video Card ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 3GB
CPU Cooling XSPC Raystorm D5 Photon RX480 V3 WaterCooling Kit
Video Drivers NVIDIA 335.23
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The 64-bit Windows 7 based test bench used for Intel X99 LGA2011-v3 board testing includes an Intel Core i7-5960X CPU, 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory, an ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 3GB graphics card, and an Intel 730 240GB SSD drive. Using the selected components gives us the ability to demonstrate the cooling system's capabilities rather than that of the system components.

Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition v5.00.3300
  • 7-Zip v9.20
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