From 3200 MHz To 6200 Mhz
DDR5 may be the fanciest new component on the market, but it is still showing it’s inexperience when compared to DDR4. That won’t last forever but for now it is the case. The Guru of 3D tested out the G.Skill TridentZ5 6000 CL36 kit at a number of different frequencies, as well as at 5200 Mhz CL40, which matches the frequency and timings of previous DDR5 kits they have already benchmarked.
Their tests include a variety of synthetic benchmarks, but it is the application results that are more interesting. 7-Zip is a good example, where you see DDR5, at almost any frequency surpassing even the best DDR4 during compression but fall significantly behind when decompressing. Cinebench loves the higher frequencies, as does Handbrake. Their gaming results are also similar to previous tests, at lower resolutions DDR5 will indeed help increase your performance, however if you are running a higher resolution you can expect a frame or three worth of extra performance.
With the current price disparity it is hard to recommend DDR5 over DDR4 but it is very encouraging to see increases in performance on systems running DDR5 as new motherboards, new BIOS and new DDR5 kits arrive. We don’t recommend using Guru3D’s hammer during installation; if you do please record it and let us know.
Recently we looked at the performance differential between DDR4 and DDR5 on Alder-Lake, Intels Gen 12th series processors. Today we review a G.Skill TridentZ5 6000 CL36 DDR5 kit and fire off frequencies to see what the performance sweet spot is.