Test System Setup
Processor(s): Intel Core i7 975 @ various speeds
Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE X58A-UD7 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with latest updates
Above you get a look at the test system setup, well, the parts important for this particular review anyway.
Once we confirmed that the HyperX memory we are testing here today could actually do its rated speed of 2000MHz, we decided to also include DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 results for comparison to see the difference in performance with the ranging memory speeds.
For the 2000MHz setting, as we discussed on the previous page, we enabled XMP and used profile two. This rendered us with a memory clock speed of 2002MHz with a CPU clock speed of 3.432GHz (143 x 24).
For 1333MHz and 1600MHz DDR testing we disabled XMP and set the memory speed manually using ratios. We kept the CPU at the default clock speed of 3.33GHz (133 x 25) for both of these tests. The voltage for every test was set to 1.65 volts and the timings also for every test were set manually at 8-8-8-24 (1T). We would have loved to have the same clock speed for each memory speed, but unfortunately this was not possible. Keep in mind, when viewing the DDR3-2002 results that the CPU was clocked slightly higher by 102MHz.
Let's begin and see the numbers now!
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.
As you can see from our first test, with the HyperX memory running at 2002MHz, wPrime responds well and shows good results. Keeping in mind that the CPU is clocked slightly lower, there is a big improvement over DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package and Modules]
- Page 3 [Overclocking Results]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and wPrime]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Sony shipped about 60 million PS4s
- Next-gen PS4 coming in 2018, analyst predicts
- Acer's new laptop rocks unreleased NVIDIA graphics card
- AMD Radeon RX Vega loses to GTX 1080 at 1080p
- Halo 6's 'compelling' story will focus on Master Chief
- ASUS USB-AC53 Nano AC1200 Wireless Adapter Review
- GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming XTC700 CPU Cooler Review
- ASRock 990fx Extreme9 and NVMe support
- HDD to SSD
- Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube Gaming PC Review
- Get ready for Intel Optane memory with ASRock 200 series motherboards!
- Acer unleashes the Predator Triton 700, a thin yet powerful gaming notebook without compromise
- Acer's new Predator monitors with quantum dot technology deliver spectacular gameplay experiences
- Acer expands its gaming notebook line with the powerful Predator Helios 300
- Western Digital ships fourth-generation Helium Hard Drive platform with Ultrastar He12 12TB advanced storage hard drives