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AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 DDR3 RAM Memory Review

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Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

For testing the AVD3U16000904G-2BZ1 memory kit, I will be using an INTEL Core i5 4670K CPU and an ASUS Z87I-PRO motherboard. There is but one caveat to the testing that I feel the need to mention. The configuration in question isn’t a dual channel kit – they are individual 4GB memory modules paired together for the purpose of testing only, and the results suffer slightly as a consequence of this. I’ll be comparing the AVEXIR Blitz memory against a Corsair Vengeance LP dual-channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM kit for baseline performance readings.

The Avexir Blitz 1.1 series DDR3 PC memory was tested at it’s default speeds and timings (1600MHz CL9-9-9-24 1.5V) and also at overclocked speeds and amended timings (1866MHz CL9-11-9-27 1.65V). The Corsair Vengeance LP kit was tested at its default speed and timings (1600MHz CL9-9-9-24 1.5V).

Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS Z87I-PRO
  • System Memory 1: 8GB AVEXIR Blitz 1.1 1600MHz (CL9) 2 x 4GB
  • System Memory 2: 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600MHz (CL9) 2 x 4GB
  • Processor: Core i5 4670K
  • Video: Palit GeForce GTX 770
  • Disk Drive 1: Kingston HyperX 120GB
  • Monitor: HKC 22″ Widescreen (1920×1080)
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1)

Test Software

  • FinalWire AIDA64 v3.00.2500 Memory Tests
  • Passmark Performance Test 8
  • Sisoft Sandra Lite 2014 SP1a (20.21)
  • Handbrake 0.9.9

Results

AIDA64 Memory Test

Benchmark Reviews has used AIDA64 and its predecessor Lavalys Everest for years, mainly for its processor benchmarks and CPU stress-testing features. But it also includes a “Cache and Memory Benchmark” that performs read, write, and copy bandwidth tests on a system’s installed memory.

AVEXIR_Blitz_Series_DDR3_PC_Memory_AIDA 64_V4.20.2800_Memory_Tests

Passmark Performance Test 8

Passmark Performance Test 8 is a comprehensive benchmarking suite that tests many areas of your PC, including RAM. Passmark offers a comprehensive online database to check your results against a lot of others.

AVEXIR_Blitz_Series_DDR3_PC_Memory_Passmark_PerformanceTest_8_Memory_Tests

SiSoft Sandra Memory Test

SiSoft’s Sandra Lite is a free version of SiSoftware’s “Sandra” benchmarking utility. Its comprehensive memory benchmark tests report a number of items, but we’re interested memory throughput tests. Unlike some other benchmarks that merely perform straight sequential reads and writes, Sandra reads and writes different areas of memory, using integer as well as floating point data, all in SMP mode.

AVEXIR_Blitz_Series_DDR3_PC_Memory_SiSoftware_Sandra_Lite_2014_Memory_Tests

Handbrake 0.9.9

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder program designed to convert MPEG video (including DVD-Video) into an MPEG-4 video file in MPEG-4 Part 14 (.mp4) or Matroska (.mkv) containers. The program is used to convert DVDs into other forms so they can be viewed on portable media devices and with most media players. While Handbrake was originally developed for BeOS, it is now available for Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

AVEXIR_Blitz_Series_DDR3_PC_Memory_Handbrake_V0.9.9.5530_64-bit_Memory_Tests

All of the results were consistent and the native dual channel kit from Corsair was able to beat the pseudo dual channel AVEXIR blitz 1.1 kit when tested at their default speeds and timings. Overclocking the AVEXIR Blitz was relatively pain free (if not a little time consuming) and was rock solid during stability and performance testing. Overclocking the modules gave a modest performance increase in all of the tests which was very nice to see.


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