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 i7-6700K
(4.0GHz CPU and Ring Bus, 40 x 100MHz Base Clock)
Motherboard ASUS Z170-A
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3200 modules
Stock – 2133MHz, 16-18-18-36-1T
Max speed at 100MHz base clock – 3200MHz, 16-18-18-36-2T

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 modules
Stock – 2133MHz, 16-18-18-35-1T
Max speed at 100MHz base clock – 2666MHz, 16-18-18-35-2T

Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3400 modules
Stock – 2133MHz, 16-18-18-40-1T
Max speed at 102.05MHz base clock – 3400MHz, 16-18-18-40-2T
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 353.62
Power Supply Corsair HX750
Operating System Windows 10 Pro x64

The 64-bit Windows 10 based test bench used for testing includes an Intel Core i7-6700K processor, an ASUS Z170-A motherboard, an ASUS Poseidon GTX 780 3GB video card, and an Intel 730 240GB SSD drive. Using the selected components gives us the ability to demonstrate the motherboard's capabilities rather than that of the components themselves.

Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2b (v2015.07.21.42)
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition v5.30.3500
  • 7-Zip v15.06
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