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Quick Review 4x DIMMs vs. 2x DIMMs

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#1
Something I realized was CPU benchmarks went up where as RAM benchmarks not so much. Perhaps this may explain using all 4 DIMMs does stress the CPU's IMC. Just saying :)

Also the original specs for the DDR3-2133 Ram is 9-11-11-32 @ 2T w/ 1.6v and the XPM spec was 9-12-12-32-42 @ 1T w/ 1.6v. What I did was lowered the one 12 to 11. I plan on further tightenning up the ram more but at a later date.

Running the DDR3-2133 at original timmings did not gain any extra performance boost for the Ram, but the CPU performance did get a mild gain, but not much. But by using the XPM specs this is what I got, better than the original.

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Benchmark Software:
AIDA64 Extreme Edition

Test Hardware:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2133 (8GB x 2) - 9-12-11-32-1T @ 1.6v
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-1866 (4GB x 4) - 9-10-9-28-2T @ 1.5v

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G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-1866 (4GB x 4) - 9-10-9-28-2T @ 1.5v

Memory Read _____________ 14,682 MB/s
Memory Write _____________ 10,913 MB/s
Memory Copy ______________ 19,471 MB/s
Memory Latency ____________ 46.0ns
CPU Queen _________________ 37,877
CPU Photo Worxx ____________ 55,267
CPU AES ___________________ 388,701
CPU Hash __________________ 4,488 MB/s

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2133 (8GB x 2) - 9-12-11-32-1T @ 1.6v

Memory Read _____________ 14,995 MB/s
Memory Write _____________ 10,861 MB/s
Memory Copy ______________ 19294 MB/s
Memory Latency ____________ 44.6 ns
CPU Queen _________________ 38,010
CPU Photo Worxx ____________ 56,012
CPU AES ___________________ 403,176
CPU Hash __________________ 4,491 MB/s

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2133 (8GB x 2) - 9-11-11-32-1T @ 1.6v

Memory Read _____________ 15,037 MB/s
Memory Write _____________ 10,833 MB/s
Memory Copy ______________ 19315 MB/s
Memory Latency ____________ 43.9 ns
CPU Queen _________________ 37,906
CPU Photo Worxx ____________ 56,558
CPU AES ___________________ 405,768
CPU Hash __________________ 4,490 MB/s
 
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#2
Nice review. I would like to see the G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3-2133 (8GB x 2) run at the 1866 (4GB x 4) - 9-10-9-28-2T @ 1.5v speed and see if their is any performance differences. Would make for a interesting comparison.