Patriot Viper Xtreme Division 2 DDR3-1600MHz (2 x 2GBs) Kit Review – Overview, AIDA64 & Everest

SYSTEM OVERVIEW AND TESTING PROCEDURES

Test System I Test System II
Motherboard GIGABYTE 870A-USB3 GIGABYTE P67A-UD7
CPU AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition @ 3.20GHz Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz (3.80GHZ Turbo Boost)
GPU AMD Radeon HD4670 EVGA NVIDIA GTX 560Ti
Operating System Windows 7 64-Bit Windows 7 64-Bit

In order to present an unbiased review, I decided to test the Division 2 Xtreme series kit on both an AMD and Intel platform respectively. The memory benchmarks and overclocking results are recorded from both architectures, as it would be unfair to include and conclude data off of only one platform, while leaving out the other for which the modules are specially designed for.

Installation of the units was extremely easy. I decided to use slots 2 and 4 for better cooling, as well as to prevent any clearance issues.

Since the Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) feature is unique to Intel, CPU-Z presented incorrect specifications when the modules were first installed. A quick trip into the GIGABYTE BIOS allowed modification from 1333MHz to 1600MHz, as well as fine-tuning the timings and voltage. In the case of the Intel test-system, the enabled XMP profiling feature in the BIOS, coupled with the fact that the Division 2 Xtreme series sticks support XMP, resulted in everything being detected correctly during initial setup:

TESTING, BENCHMARK, AND OVERCLOCKING RESULTS

Clock Speeds (MHz)
Stock 1600 (800) MHz
Overclock I 1866 (933) MHz
Overclock II 2000 (1000) MHz

1.  Finalwire AIDA64 Extreme Engineer Edition (Latest Version) – AMD vs INTEL

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software suite. AIDA64 Extreme 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.

Of the four separate tests, higher scores benefit Read, Write, and Copy, while lower scores benefit Latency:

2.  Lavalys EVEREST Ultimate Edition (Latest Version)

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is a complete PC diagnostics software utility that assists in providing system information, and also offers comprehensive benchmarking and hardware monitoring capabilities with real-time reporting, as well as enhancing capabilities of various system components.

EVEREST and AIDA64 are essentially the same program. EVEREST is the older iteration of AIDA64; however, I decided to include the results for both for consistencys sake:

Pg1 – Introduction

Pg2 – Overview, AIDA64 & Everest

Pg3 – Sisoftware Sandra Pro

Pg4 – PCMark Vantage and Conclusions

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