Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 4GHz (200MHz x 20)
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Graphics Card(s): ASUS GTX 285 (Supplied by ASUS)
Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)
Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit
Drivers: ForceWare 185.65
Today we'll see how the Patriot Viper II series PC3-16000 kit goes against a number of other modules. We've included two other PC3-16000 kits, the G.Skill Trident Series 6GB kit that comes in with slightly more relaxed 9-9-9-24 timings and the Dominator GT kit from Corsair which carries with it the same 8-8-8-24 setup.
We've also included the PC3-12800 kit that we looked at from Patriot the other day which uses a lower clock speed and more relaxed timings. This will let us find out just what kind of extra performance you would get by buying the higher clocked Viper II set verse the lower clocked G Series one.
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.62
Developer Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/
Product Homepage: http://www.wprime.net/
wPrime uses a recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we're sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration, starting with an estimation of k/2. It then uses an iterative calling of the estimation method a set amount of times to increase the accuracy of the results. It then confirms that n(k)2=k to ensure the calculation was correct. It repeats this for all numbers from 1 to the requested maximum.
We find as usual that performance between all modules is quite similar. The Patriot kit did manage to throw us our quickest 1024M wPrime score, though.