Before we look at the numbers, let’s take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. It should be noted that we average all of our test runs. There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but we’ve always done out testing ‘hot’ since the site started back more than a decade ago.
|Legit Reviews Test System|
|CPU||Intel Core i7 4770K||Live Pricing|
|Motherboard||GIGABYTE Z97X-Gaming G1 WiFi-BK||Live Pricing|
|Memory||ADATA XPG V3 3100MHz 8Gb Memory Kit||Live Pricing|
|SSD Operating System||Kingston HyperX 120Gb||Live Pricing|
|SSD Sata & USB Performance Testin||Corsair Nuetron 240GB||Live Pricing|
|Power Supply||Corsair AX860I 860 Watt||Live Pricing|
|Keyboard||Corsair Vengeance K90||Live Pricing|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M95||Live Pricing|
|Cooling||Corsair H100i AIO Water Cooling||Live Pricing|
|Graphic Card||ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II||Live Pricing|
ADATA XPG 3100MHz Memory Kit System Settings
The system that I am running to test the ADATA XPG V3 3100MHz memory kit is running an Intel Core i7-4770K on a GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H motherboard with the latest version of the UEFI BIOS. The first set-up that I will be testing will be with the XMP profile enabled and the ADATA XPG V3 memory running at 3100MHz with 12-14-14-36-2T timings.
The XMP profile increases the clock speed of the processor as well as bringing the ADATA XPG V3 memory to 3100MHz, setting the memory as fast as I could without using the XMP profile gives me a memory speed of 2933MHz. This is the highest available memory multiplier and will give us the most benefit from the memory alone.
The JEDEC settings on the ADATA XPG V3 3100MHz memory kit have the memory running at 1600MHz with 11-11-11-28-1T timings.