Kingston HyperX Predator KHX18C9T2K2/16X 2x8GB Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory

About AIDA64 Extreme Edition

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

AIDA64 implements a set of 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations. Memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Processor benchmarks utilize MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instructions, and scale up to 32 processor cores. For legacy processors all benchmarks are available in 32-bit version as well. AIDA64 Disk Benchmark determines the data transfer speed of hard disk drives, solid-state drives, optical drives, and flash memory based devices.

From: Developer's Page

AIDA64's synthetic memory benchmark is the one next up to produce results for our review today. Although the fastest RAM usually scores the highest in these tests, this is not exactly what we are seeing here. Of course, the DDR3-2133 Patriot Intel Extreme Masters and DDR3-2400 G.Skill TridentX took the lead over the DDR3-1866 Kingston HyperX Predator, but it is rather surprising how the pair of supra-2GHz kits actually traded spots consistently, despite the 266MHz frequency difference. G.Skill's TridentX, technically the fastest RAM in our tests today, only took the lead in the read results for bandwidth performance. The Patriot Intel Extreme Masters actually won by a hair in the write and copy tests. As far as memory latencies are concerned, the G.Skill TridentX was by far the lowest; the Kingston HyperX Predator finished in at second place ahead of the Patriot Intel Extreme Masters.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
6. Benchmark: PCMark 7
7. Benchmark: 3DMark 11
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
10. Overclocking and Conclusion