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Viper Steel RGB DDR4 32GB (2 x 16GB) 3600MHz Review

System Configuration & Performance Testing

Testing Hardware:

  • MSI MEG X570 Godlike Gaming
  • AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
  • Kingston KC2000 1TB
  • 32GB (2x 16GB) Viper Steel RGB 3600MHz

Testing Software:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Professional 2004
  • Thaiphoon Burner
  • CPU-Z
  • AIDA64 Extreme Edition
  • Passmark Performance Test
  • SiSoft Sandra
  • 7-Zip

 

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.

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CPUz shows us we have a single XMP profile available, running 3600MHz effective at 20-26-26-46 at 2T command rate.

 

Thaiphoon Burner

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. Comparing 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.

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Thaiphoon shows us Patriot is utilizing 16x DRAM modules from Hynix.

Here is the full readout if you want to look deep into the specs.

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.”

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The higher CAS latency of the Viper Steel RGB kit shows up as a noticeably higher overall latency than other 3600MHz kits, including the extremely dense Viper Steel 64GB kit using 32GB modules.

 

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.”

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Here again, we see the higher overall latency noticeably impacting the score.

 

SiSoft Sandra

“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”

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SiSoft shows a completely different picture while testing bandwidth. Latency has a minimal impact here and the Viper Steel RGB does decently.

 

Blender Benchmark 2.82 – BMW27

A new platform to collect and display the results of hardware and software performance tests. Aimed at an optimal comparison between system hardware and installations using open source software and testing content in the public domain.

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For professional workloads, the raw capacity is generally more important than latency, but the CAS-20 timings drive a few extra seconds in this test render. Over the course of two minutes, it’s not a big deal, but it can add up on a multi-hour render.

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

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In this gaming test, the higher latency doesn’t seem to have any notable impact. 32GB gives you some breathing room to play the latest games with other things going on in the background, plus well all know RGB helps your gaming scores right?

 

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