Total Performance Rating
The TPR graph is a combination of all our benchmarks in which we test our memory modules with.
The TPR number is a combination of:-
PCMark Vantage, Everest Ultimate, SiSoft Sandra, and 3DMark Vantage.
Overall it comes as no surprise that the Kingmax kit takes out the top spot for our TPR graphs on the upgraded testbed, as it's the highest MHz kit we've tested on it since we've made the changes.
The Kingmax kit is no doubt a capable one, but I'm a little skeptical about this whole NTDT marketing talk. It's great that Kingmax have been able to achieve these speeds without the need for a traditional heatsink, but having a heatsink really does add a higher quality feel to the module.
Next to other kits, even lower clocked ones that carry with it a heatsink, the Kingmax one just doesn't have the flair, nor the presence. Sure, most people will let the performance do the talking and while it's strong in that regard, at a stage where we've seen companies offer 2400MHz DDR kits Kingmax are giving us only 2200MHz DDR with a very relaxed CL10 setup.
While overall the Kingmax Hercules kit we're looking at today is a nice one, it doesn't really stand out; not for the right reasons anyway. The term "Invisible Heatsink" seems nothing more than code for "Heatsink Free."
The kit doesn't have a problem performing, but we first saw 2200MHz DDR kits in December of 2009 and they came with a 7-10-10-28 setup and managed to achieve 2282MHz DDR with the same timings. The people who want to buy high speed memory want to see more speed or lower latencies; neither of them seem to be delivered here.
This is a nice kit of memory and the ability to achieve 2200MHz DDR without a heatsink is nice, but the heatsink isn't something we want to get rid of. It looks cool and makes us feel like we're getting a bit more for our money.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Packaging and Modules]
- Page 2 [Overclocking]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and PCMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - wPrime]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Everest Ultimate Edition]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - SiSoft Sandra]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Super PI]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 9 [Total Performance Rating (TPR) & Final Thoughts]
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