Ballistix Sport 32GB (2 x 16GB) 2666 MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review



/ 2 years ago

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Test System and Procedure


Here is the test system used for memory reviews alongside the benchmarking procedure:

Test System (Intel X99 DDR4)

  • Motherboard – Asus Rampage V Extreme X99
  • Processor – Intel Core i7 5960X at Stock With Turbo Enabled
  • RAM – Varies By Review
  • Graphics Card – Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 980Ti
  • CPU Cooler – Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO unit with Gelid GC-Extreme thermal paste
  • Power Supply – Be Quiet Power Zone 1000W
  • Main Storage Drive – Crucial MX100 256GB SSD over SATA III interface
  • Chassis – Lian Li T80 Test Bench
  • Operating System – Windows 8.1 64 Bit

Software Used

Methodology

In our RAM reviews, we keep things relatively simple. We put the RAM kit that is being tested into our test system and benchmark it at its primary XMP profile using a variety of benchmarks and tests. Once complete, we then overclock the kit to see how far we can push it in raw frequency terms, then benchmark it again using the same combination of tests with a CPU-Z validation of the overclock.

  • Cinebench R15 Multithreaded Test
  • AIDA64 Engineer Edition Memory Bandwidth and Latency Test
  • SiSoft Sandra Tech Support (Engineer) Memory Bandwidth Test
  • WPrime 32M Calculation Test
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics Test
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