System Overview & Testing
We installed the GeIL ORION in our X570 test system.
Our X570 test system is made up of the following hardware…
Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
Memory: GeIL ORION DDR4-3200 16GB
Storage: Sabrent Rocket Q NVMe Solid State Drive
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: Noctua NH-U12A
Case: Open Test Bench
Taking a look at CPU-Z we can see this memory is running at its XMP profile, operating at 3600 MHz with timings of 18-22-22-42 at 1.35V.
For testing we will run the memory at its stock or XMP profile settings using the below benchmarking software. We will then run the tests again our overclock of 3800 MHz. Below is a list of benchmarking software that we use.
– SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– SiSoftware Sandra Cache & Memory Latency Benchmark
– SiSoftware Cache Bandwidth Benchmark
– AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
Now let’s get to testing!
To start things off we have SiSoftware’s Sandra. The first test is the Memory Bandwidth benchmark. Higher scores are better here.
Next we have Sandra’s Cache & Memory Latency benchmark that will measure the memory kits latency. Lower scores are better here.
Our final Sandra test is the Cache bandwidth test. Higher scores are better here.
AIDA64 has a built in Cache & Memory benchmark that measures read, write, copy and memory latency. For the read, write and copy higher scores are better, for latency lower scores are better.
So how does the GeIL ORION stack up against other memory kits? Here is a comparison using Sandra’s Memory Bandwidth test.