System Installation & Performance Testing
The test system we are using to benchmark our 2 x 8GB Dark Z FPS memory kit is:
- Open Test Bench
- Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Motherboard
- Intel 9900K Processor at Stock
- Corsair H115i Platinum
- Gigabyte RTX 2070 Super Gaming OC GPU
- Corsair HX750 PSU
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
Due to a limitation of our test bench, we were unable to achieve the advertised 4000MHz and were only able to hit 3600MHz. Therefore, all tests below run at 3600MHz with timings of CL16-18-18-38.
For testing, we benchmarked with the following pieces of software:
- AIDA64 Extreme Edition
- Passmark Performance Test
- SiSoft Sandra
- Super Pi Modded 1.5
“This form allows you to measure the performance of your computer. The benchmark shows a rating of MIPS (million instructions per second). The rating value is calculated from the measured speed, and it is normalized with the results of Intel Core 2 CPU with multi-threading option switched off. So if you have a modern CPU from Intel or AMD, rating values in single-thread mode must be close to real CPU frequency. There are two tests: compression with the LZMA method and decompression with the LZMA method. Once the total passes reach 100, the score is taken.”
In 7-Zip the Dark Z FPS sits in the middle of the pack and about 2000 points higher than its little brother Dark Z.
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.”
In AIDA64’s bandwidth test, the Dark Z FPS does extremely well pretty much matching the scores of the other Dark Z memory.
In the AIDA latency benchmark, the Dark Z FPS finds itself near the top of the charts with an extremely snappy 46.2ns.
Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded
“Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest ™ allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.”
In the Passmark benchmark, the Dark Z FPS again sits in the middle of the pack but does greatly improve over the original Dark Z’s.
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
In SiSoft, again we find the Dark Z FPS nearing the top chart with scores of 32.17/32.08/32.26 in aggregate/integer/float.
Super Pi Modded 1.5
“On August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi in collaboration with Dr.Y.Kanada at the computer center. This record should be the current world record. (Details are shown in the windows help.) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environments such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes 3 days with a Pentium 90 MHz, 40 MB main memory and 340 MB available storage.”
Dark Z FPS excelled in SuperPi finishing with a fast time of 7 minutes and 7 seconds.