System Configuration & Performance Testing
The test system we are using to benchmark our 2 x 8GB Vulcan TUF Gaming Alliance Ram is:
- Open Test Bench
- Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Pro Motherboard
- Intel 9900K Processor at Stock
- Cooler Master ML240P Mirage
- MSI RTX 2060 Super Gaming Z GPU
- Corsair HX750 PSU
- Microsoft Windows 10 Professional
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.”
Moving to the 9900K testbench, we see that the extra core benefits the 7-Zip with the two recent TeamGroup modules taking top spot. We see that Vulcan Z’s just sitting below the T1 Gaming by about 2600 points.
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, we see the Vulcan Z’s pretty much in dead heat with other 3200MHz at the top of the chart.
We find the Vulcan Z’s taking second in the latency test by registering with an extremely fast 48.1ns.
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.”
Like the TeamGroup’s T1 Gaming, the Vulcan Z’s find themselves at the bottom of the chart with a score of 31564.
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems--or potential headaches.”
We see similar results in the SiSoft memory bandwidth test, with the Vulcan Z’s sitting at the lower half of the graph.
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.”
Just like the 7-Zip benchmark, we see the Vulcan Z’s kit take 2nd spot, but this is due to changing our bench from an 8700K to a 9900K.