G.SKILL Trident Z 4000MHz DDR4 Memory Kit Review


3DMark Sky Diver and Handbrake

Futuremark 3DMark Sky Diver


3DMark Sky Driver is the latest test in the worlds most popular benchmark for measuring the 3D graphics performance of gaming PCs. We’ll be using the Physics test to look at memory performance. The Physics test introduces a new approach that extends the performance range for which the test is relevant. The test runs through four levels of work starting with the lightest and continuing to the heaviest unless the frame rate drops below a minimum threshold. The GPU load is kept as low as possible to ensure that only the CPU is stressed. The test uses the Bullet Open Source Physics Library.


Results: The Physics score on 3DMark Sky Diver was 48.25 FPS, which is a new record for us on our DDR4 memory test system, but this is also the fastest clock frequency that we have ever tested.



HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is popular today as it allows you to transcode multiple input video formats to h.264 output format and is highly multithreaded.


We used Big Buck Bunny as our input file, which has become one of the world standards for video benchmarks. The 1080P clip was used in the MP4 format and the workload is encoded into h.264 output format using the preset – high profile. This benchmark test was setup to give you an idea of how these processors can take a 1080p BD rip and turn it into a 1080p H.264. HandBrake version 0.9.9 was used for benchmarking and we highly encourage you to download this MP4 clip and compare your system to ours with Handbrake!


Benchmark Results: HandBrake version 0.10.1 showed that performance was pretty flat across the board, but performance on the 4000MHz G.Skill Trident Z memory kit was leading the way.