- MSI Z690 Carbon WiFi
- Intel Core i9-12900K
- Kingston KC2000 1TB
- 32GB (2x16GB) Asgard Aesir DDR5 4800MHz
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 20H2
- Thaiphoon Burner
- AIDA64 Extreme Edition
- Passmark Performance Test 10
- SiSoft Sandra
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system:
- Processor name and number, codename, process, package, cache levels.
- Mainboard and chipset.
- Memory type, size, timings, and module specifications (SPD).
- Real-time measurement of each core’s internal frequency, memory frequency.
CPUz shows us we have No XMP profiles and the top JEDEC profile tops out at 4800MHz effective at 42-40-40-77 at 1.1V.
However, Our MSI motherboard tweaks this slightly down to 40-40-40-76 by default as is reported by CPUz and other programs such as AIDA 64. The most interesting part is that CPUz (and most other programs) show typical mainstream desktop DDR5 to be quad-channel due to the way banks are configured even though Intel’s 12th gen CPUs only have two memory controllers.
Thaiphoon Burner is the number one solution on the software market to work with SPD firmware of DRAM modules of PC. Thaiphoon Burner provides powerful features for reading, modifying, updating, and reprogramming SPD firmware of SPD EEPROM devices. The program fully supports all popular JEDEC standards for Serial Presence Detects and third-party enhancements, such as NVIDIA EPP and Intel XMP. Compared to other software Thaiphoon Burner creates the most completed reports for any of the following SDRAM types of DIMM modules: PC SDRAM, DDR SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM, DDR3 SDRAM, DDR2 FB-DIMM, DDR4 SDRAM, LPDDR3, and LPDDR4. This is achieved due to the universal built-in SPD decoding engine.
We use Thaiphoon to show us what DRAM modules a kit is using, however, either Thaiphoon doesn’t yet support DDR5 correctly or Asgard doesn’t fully program the onboard SPD chip with full details. CPUz reports Asgard using Micron Dies
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
“AIDA64 Engineer has a hardware detection engine unrivaled in its class. It provides detailed information about installed software and offers diagnostic functions and support for overclocking. As it is monitoring sensors in real-time, it can gather accurate voltage, temperature, and fan speed readings, while its diagnostic functions help detect and prevent hardware issues. It also offers a couple of benchmarks for measuring the performance of individual hardware components or the whole system. It is compatible with all 32-bit and 64-bit Windows editions, including Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016.”
Bandwidth measured by AIDA64 falls in about where we expect it to compared to similar kits, all of which understandably eclipse all but the fastest DDR4 kits.
Latency on the other hand fairs a bit worse, but keep in mind this is basically a one-point-oh version of DDR5, things aren’t bad now, but they will undoubtedly improve.
Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded
“Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing, and benchmarking. PassMark Performance Test 10 allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.”
Passmark gives Asgard’s Aesir memory a slight advantage in Passmark’s Performance Test 10.
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
SiSoft shows an aggregate memory bandwidth of 56 GB/s which is just crazy for Dual-channel memory.
SuperPi Mod 1.5 XS
Coupled with Aesir memory, Intel’s latest flagship Core i9-12900K solves pi to 32 Million digits in 6 minutes and 34.2 seconds, just under a second faster than the same run with Crucials memory kit.
Asgard’s Aesir pulls a few percent ahead of Crucials basic DDR5 modules in 7-zip’s benchmark.