The Sisoft Sandra 2012 SP5a benchmark utility just came out and we have started to include it in our benchmarking.
Starting off with SiSoft Sandra Memory Bandwidth testing, we can see as the memory frequency increased the more memory bandwidth we received from the memory. One would think that the Crucial should give us higher bandwidth because of the tighter timings of 9-9-9-27 with an operating frequency of 1866MHz Vs. Kingston 2133MHz Hyper X that is using a timing set of 11-12-11-40. What this is telling us that the timings really does not increase our overall memory bandwidth, it is the frequency of the memory when it pertains to our newer computer systems.
AIDA64 Extreme Edition 2.60 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 2.60 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. This version just came out today (August 22, 2012) and we were able to quickly run the tests and include them in this review.
Moving onto another favorite benchmark among us, AIDA 64; looking at the Copy testing portion of AIDA 64 we can see as the frequency of our memory increases the more memory bandwidth we receive. As we look at the Write portion of AIDA 64 testing, while the Hyper X memory running at a frequency of 2200MHz with 11-12-11-40 timings gave us better performance it is not much of a gain, when compared to the Crucial 1866MHz memory with 9-9-9-27 timings. With the Read portion of AIDA 64 testing paints us a much different picture altogether; this time the default clocked Hyper X 2133MHz memory performed the best, and when I overclocked this memory to 2200MHz my performance starts to decline.