For testing purposes I will be using the 2133MHz Genesis memory on my current main computer (specs will be listed below). I will be listing both the default speed of this memory and the overclocked memory speed, while using a set of Crucial 1866MHz 9-9-9-27 memory as a comparison in the results of testing. The CPU will remain close to or at its default core speed of 3.8GHz with Turbo Boost.
Intel Test Rig
|Processor||Intel Core I7 3820||Live Pricing|
|Motherboard||ASUS P9X79 Deluxe||Live Pricing|
|Sound Card||Creative Fatality X-FI||Live Pricing|
|Memory||Crucial 1866MHz||Live Pricing|
|Storage Device(S)||Crucial M4SSD2128 SSD
2 X Seagate Momentus 320 HDDs
1 X Western Digital 1 TB HDD
|Video Card||2 X AMD Radeon HD6970||Live Pricing|
|Cooling||Koolance CPU 360 CPU water block
2 x Koolance 697 Video card water blocks
Swiftech triple 120mm radiator
XSPC quad 120mm radiator
|Power Supply||PC Power & Cooling||Live Pricing|
Screenshot of the Kingston Technology 2133MHz Genesis memory while using the default speed of 2133MHz with the timings of 11-12-11-40; CPU-Z lists this memory to operate at 2133MHz with 11-12-11-49 timings, unfortunately the motherboard that I am currently using, the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe, did not allow me to go over a 40 timing on the Cycle time (tRAS), where the specifications lists a 49 Cycle Time (tRAS). Even after updating the BIOS on the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard I still had a limitation of a 40 Cycle Time (tRAS).
A quick word about the CPU frequency, the Intel Core i7 3820 CPU has a rated speed of 3.6GHz but with turbo boost applied this CPU’s actual operating speed is 3.8GHz (To all four cores). So to try and keep things as fair as possible while also maintaining consistency with my testing I will be targeting the CPU core speed of 3.8GHz +/- about 25MHz for both default speed testing, and overclocked testing with the Kingston Technology 2133MHz Genesis memory.