Kingston’s FURY RAM brings auto overclocking to gamers
Super Pi is a single-threaded benchmark which can show the differences in IPC between CPU platforms. We choose to calculate 1 million digits.
- 9.457 seconds for 1866MHz FURY
- 9.067 seconds for 2133MHz Beast
- 9.100 seconds for 2800MHz Predator.
Predator is 0.357 seconds faster than FURY. Please continue on to Fritz Chess Bench.
Fritz Chess Bench
Fritz Chess Benchmark is found within the game’s program files and basically it crunches numbers to test your processor’s speed. Deep Fritz takes advantage of massive calculations and multi-threaded performance to work any CPU fully. It loads all threads 100% and will drive your CPU temperatures way up. We are using version 12 which is the same version we used for testing Core i7-920.
The results are given as, relative speed/Kilo nodes per second:
- 8GB FURY, 1866MHz – 30.03/14415
- 16GB Beast, 2133MHz – 32.44/15572
- 8GB Predator, 2800MHz – 32.61/15654
On to Custom PC benchmark.
CustomPC benchmark use widely available open-source applications to carry out the tasks that most of us perform on a regular basis. There are three tests, each of which measure different aspects of a PC’s performance. These tests themselves are not synthetic benchmarks but instead they use real world image, video and multi-tasking tasks to test the performance of your computer.
The tests are:
- GIMP Image Editing
- H.264 Video Encoding
- 8GB FURY, 1866MHz – 2340.
- 16GB Beast, 2133MHz – 2447
- 8GB Predator, 2800MHz – 2625
Using 2800MHz Predator RAM makes a difference over using slower-clocked RAM on the Socket 1150 platform in this real world benchmark. Beast’s 16GB of RAM takes a small lead over the 8GB kits in multi-tasking, and FURY falls a bit behind in video encoding.
CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s professional 3D content creation suite, CINEMA 4D. This latest R15.0 version of CINEBENCH can test up to 64 processor threads accurately and automatically.
We are testing with the newest version. v11.5
Here are our results.
If you use Cinebench and video encoding a lot, or for your work, you want the fastest RAM. Otherwise, FURY at 1866MHz turns in respectable results.
Basically this test encodes a HD video clip into a x264 video file. The first pass is very quick and the second one is much slower and much more demanding of a task as it does the actual encoding.
This benchmark is heavily multi-threaded.
In all cases, both passes are quickest at the fastest RAM clocks. As with Cinebench, if you do a lot of video encoding, choose the fastest RAM you can afford. For the rest of us, FURY turns in a very respectable performance.
The next series of tests are going to focus on the hard drive and storage to see if there is a difference using faster premium RAM over using RAM at larger capacity or versus using slower RAM speeds.
- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
We run the default tests by clicking “all”.
There is not really a lot of difference.
- Benchmark measures the performance of:
- Transfer Rate
- Access Time
- CPU Usage
- Burst Rate
- Random Access test
- Write benchmark
- Hard Disk information which includes partition information, supported features, firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size, transfer mode
- Hard Disk Health
- S.M.A.R.T. Information (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology)
- Power On Time
- Error scan
- Temperature display
The tests are inconclusive regarding RAM speeds; FURY is fine.
ATTO is a disk benchmark. The ATTO Disk Benchmark measures a storage system;s performance with various transfer sizes and test lengths for reads and writes. Options are available to customize the tests, including queue depth, overlapped I/O and even a comparison mode.
HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices including SSDs and HDDs. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and low level Windows interfaces to determine the physical performance of the device. It is no longer supported and needs to be run in compatibility mode for Windows 7.
The results are
- 8GB FURY, 1866MHz – 432.3 MB/second
- 16GB Beast, 2133MHz – 434.1 MB/second
- 8GB Predator, 2800MHz –427.9 MB/second
Next, we move on to game-related benchmarks and games. Next up are the synthetics.