ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 16GB RGB DDR4 Memory Review

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Handbrake, RealBench and Blender

In this suite of tests, we will look at how the memory works for various encoding and rendering benchmarks.

Handbrake v1.0.7

First up, is Handbrake, a well known open-source video transcoder that will take a video file and convert it to another format.  There are multiple built in presets, which we will use the High Profile preset.  The source file is Big Buck Bunny, a 1080p video in the MP4 format which we will encode it to h.264 MKV video format.

Adata Spectrix D40 RGB DDR4

Benchmark Results:  While the chart doesn’t show a huge difference in performance, we can look at the actual numbers to see the difference in FPS.  While the video clip is rather small, if you had a larger video clip the difference would become much more pronounced.  In this short test, the ADATA XPG Spectrix D40, performed slightly better than the HyperX Predator when they had the same clock speed.  As the clock speed of the memory rose, as did the FPS.  With the Spectrix D40 overclocked, we saw a gain of about 2FPS.

Blender v2.79

Next, we will use Blender v2.79 to take a look at performance of doing 3D rendering, using the popular BMW CPU Benchmark graphic we will render it and see how the memory impacts the performance.  In this test, the results are in terms of seconds, so the lower the time the better it ran.

Adata Spectrix D40 RGB DDR4

Benchmark Results:  The HyperX Fury one again outperformed the ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 by a slight margin.  However, the Spectrix D40 performed about the same as the HyperX Predator 3200MHz.  Once the memory was overclocked to 3466MHz that’s when the differences began to show.  A faster clock speed, but looser timings still allowed the Spectrix D40 to perform very well by shaving off close to 3 seconds.

ASUS ROG RealBench v2.56

Our final test suite is ASUS ROG Realbench, built as a suite of open-source apps, to provide an indication of system performance using real world productive apps.  This includes doing image editing, endoding, OpenCL and multitasking.  The suite runs each of these tests individually, then provides an overall System Score.

Adata Spectrix D40 RGB DDR4

Benchmark Results:  Across all the tests for the memory, there is a very slight difference in performance between the 2666MHz and the 3200MHz speeds.  Once the Spectrix D40 was overclocked to 3466MHz, ROG Benchmark liked that, giving the ADATA Spectrix D40 a high score of 101,910; that’s almost a 5% increase in performance.

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