Testing the Intel configuration:
Of course, this kit will only be tested on an Intel platform since AMD does not yet have any motherboards supporting DDR5.
- Motherboard: ROG Maximus Z690 APEX edition 2022
- Processor: Intel i9-12900K Alder Lake
- Memory: 32 GB Teamgroup Delta RGB 6600 MT/s CL34
- Graphics Card: MSI GT 710
- Cooling system: Optimus Foundation + 480 mm EK radiator
- SSD : Western Digital SN850 NVMe SSD M.2
- Power supply: be quiet! Dark Power PRO 12 1500w
- Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
Aida 64 :
It is a software capable of providing you with a lot of information about your configuration, but above all it has the particularity of having a memory benchmark. This will calculate the read, write and copy speed as well as the latency of your memory kit. It is very often used to compare memory kits between them. It is an excellent tool if you want to compare the performance of your memory kit with those we have already had the opportunity to test. The version used for the tests is 6.50.2812 beta and we have used the performance of the previously tested kits.
Read bandwidth :
The performance of this first test seems perfectly logical to us, with a second place obtained logically. The throughput is unbeatable with an average of 101825 MB/s. This is quite logical since this Teamgroup kit combines high frequency and tight timings. As a reminder, our best score in DDR4 was 61325 MB/s with the Corsair Dominator Platinum at 4800 MT/s CL19. So, as usual on an Intel platform, you will have to favour frequency and tight timings.
Write bandwidth :
In writing speed, the same observation can be made, with bandwidth reaching 90830 MB/s. The Corsair Dominator Platinum 4800 MT/s CL19 in DDR4 achieved 67251 MB/s. Once again we see a logical progression between the different frequencies. The score is very close to that of the Corsair kit as the frequency is identical but the timings are more relaxed.
Copy bandwitdth :
The findings are identical in copy with our copy of the day again coming second. The Corsair Dominator Platinum 4800 MT/s CL19 in DDR4 achieved a copy speed of 57330 MB/s. As you can see, it is in reading and copy that DDR5 has a very large lead over DDR4.
Finally, latency. This is where all eyes are on as DDR5 is a bit behind DDR4. Our best DDR4 kit in this respect was the G.SKill Trident Z Royal Elite 4000 MT/S CL14 which achieved 41.4 ns. You will notice that the higher the DDR5 frequency the smaller this gap becomes. Note that a DDR4 kit in 3200 MT/S CL16 has a latency of 50.3 ns. Here it will be 58.8 ns for our Delta RGB 6600 MT/s CL34.
Geekbench 3.4.4 :
It is a benchmark available in several revisions, version 5 having just been released a few weeks ago. It allows you to obtain two scores: one in single and the other in multi. Using this benchmark, we are going to focus on the performance obtained on the « Memory Multi-Core » score, which allows us to differentiate memory performance.
The version used for the tests is 3.4.4.
For the Geekbench 3 benchmark, despite the fact that in single core the frequency of our i9-12900K is 5.2 GHz, there is a difference in score between the different memory kits. Once again, it’s a second place for this Delta RGB at 6600 MT/s CL34. For information, in DDR4, our best kit was the G.Skill Trident Z Royal 4400 MT/S CL16 with 5617 points.
In multi-core, the difference between our kits is less important. For your information, in DDR4, our best score was 48800. Of course, you have to take into account the DDR5 but also the performance of the Alder Lake CPU.
As soon as we isolate the memory score, real differences are visible between the kits. Our kit of the day scored 11213 points! In DDR4, our best kit only scored 7748 points. Once again, the huge advantage of DDR5 in combination with the Alder Lake processor is noticeable.
Geekbench 5.2.5 :
We decided to add this extra benchmark but why? The CPU benchmark uses new tests that more closely simulate the tasks that processors face in recent applications. Geekbench 5 also increases the memory used in the benchmark to better reflect the impact of this parameter on the CPU results.
For now, we will keep both as version 3 is still widely used.
Finally, the last score in our benchmark series with a total of 19486 points for our Teamgroup Delta RGB 6600 MT/S CL34 kit. Again to give you a benchmark score in DDR4, our best score was 11179 points.