Overclocking and comparative performance
Please take note before you get into the overall results, there is much more that can be done, but overclocking, tuning and tweaking does not take 5 minutes, it can take some time and I want to make sure I can bring you this review in a timely manner.
Before I get into the testing, I will provide the settings I used as I did previously.
Even though I stated that they are both running the same settings, I will show you below what the screenshots look like.
Patriot XMP OC
HyperX XMP OC
This will take memory timing frequency out of the equation completely, focusing only Memory Manufacturer and Models. Notice, on the HyperX XMP OC, the voltages are both 1.481, though on the Patriot one was 1.481 and one 1.470. The 1.470 looks to be like the one out of the bunch that could potentially overclock the highest with the lowest voltages, but again I wanted to keep everything the same.
This also shows that overclocking in Quad Channel is more difficult because you have to deal with 4 different variables in overclocking. The overclock has to work across 4 sticks, so the overclock depends on the lowest performing of the bunch.
With the settings identical, Patriot takes the leads, not by tons or anything but a 0.171% improvement is still pretty nice. While 3DMark is more of a benchmark to measure GPU performance, memory always helps, and we can see it helped a tiny bit.
HyperX actually takes the lead here but by only 4 points, a .0602% improvement, not much to speak about here. Since PCMark is an overall system performance test, the memory is on a small fraction of its test.
We can see here the results are a bit skewed yet again, though all still very close. Patriot XMP OC now performed best under Copy at a .029% improvement and Latency test at a .174% improvement and the HyperX XMP 1.0 performed best under Write by a meager .0038% improvement and Read by a decent .268% improvement. Funny how that kind of flipped from the standard tests.
I have spent many years in the PC boutique name space as Product Development Engineer for Alienware and later Dell through Alienware’s acquisition and finally Velocity Micro. During these years I spent my time developing new configurations, products and technologies with companies such as AMD, Asus, Intel, Microsoft, NVIDIA and more. The Arts, Gaming, New & Old technologies drive my interests and passion. Now as my day job, I am an IT Manager but doing reviews on my time and my dime.