System Installation & Performance Testing
The test system we are using to benchmark our 2 x 8GB Vulcan TUF Gaming Alliance memory is:
- Cooler Master MB530P
- ASRock Z370 Tachi Motherboard
- Intel 8700K Processor Overclocked to 4.6GHz
- DeepCool GAMMAXX GT
- EVGA 1070 FTW 8GB GPU
- EVGA 750W P2 PSU
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
Installing the Vulcan TUF DDR4 is just like installing any other ram module. Also since they are only 32mm tall, you should have no clearance issues with aftermarket coolers such as Cooler Master’s Hyper 212 Evo or be quiet’s Dark Rock Pro 4.
We paired the Vulcan TUFs with the DeepCool GAMMAXX GT CPU cooler to go with the TUF theme.
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 results of Intel Core 2 CPU with multi-threading option switched off. So if you have 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 LZMA method and decompression with LZMA method. Once the total passes reach 100, the score is taken.”
In our 7-zip benchmark the Vulcan TUFs did great with a MIPS total of 40128 making it into the top 3 of ram we have tested.
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.”
Memory bandwidth is highly tied to speed and we can see the Vulcan TUF ram is sitting with the other 3200MHz modules.
TeamGroup’s Vulcan TUF ram scores an impressive latency score of 51.1ns, putting it in our top 4.
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 Vulcan TUF Gaming Memory does extremely well capturing 2nd place with a score of 40519.
SiSoft Sandra – Memory Bandwidth – Multi Threaded
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
In SiSoft Sandra multi-treading memory bandwidth test they score a solid scores of 31.43/31.28/31.58.
Super Pi Modded 1.5
“In 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.”
Though the Vulcan TUF come up last in our Super Pi test but still has a decent time for 7:45.