System Overview & Testing
We installed the ARES DDR5 in our Z690 test system which is made up of the following components.
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Ultra
Memory: 32GB Lexar ARES (DDR5-5200)
Storage: Samsung 870 EVO
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
Case: Open PC Test Bench
Taking a look at CPU-Z we can see this memory is running at its XMP profile, operating at 5200 MHz with timings of 38-38-38-74 at 1.25V.
For testing we will run the memory at its stock or XMP profile settings using the below benchmarking software. Below is a list of benchmarking software that we use.
– SiSoftware Overall Benchmark
– SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– AIDA64 Cache & Memory Benchmark
– 3DMark Fire Strike
– 3DMark Time Spy
And we will be comparing the kit to the following DDR5 memory kits…