Testing Method & Test Setup
Knowing about Hynix CFR's capabilities from recent reviews, we armed ourselves with an Ivy Bridge testing platform that
should allow our memory to show every last bit of its overclocking
To make sure that our figures represent the sort of stability safe to use
ever day, we are going to run each setting until we get a 150% pass of eight
750MB instances of HCI Memtest that is considered one of the toughest memory
||ASUS Maximus V Gene (BIOS 1204)
||Intel Core i7-3770K @ 4.0 GHz
||ASUS GTX 580
||AVEXIR Core Series AVD3U28001204G-4CI
||Intel SSD 330 120 GB
||Seasonic Platinum 1000 Watts
||Windows 7, 64 bit SP1
Our processor's IMC isn't HCI Memtest stable above 1'330 MHz
(DDR3-2660) on the memory. Therefore we stopped the testing at 1'330 MHz.
you can see the kit has some issues with voltages above 1.65v. We reckon - based
on our experience with memory modules - that limited voltage scaling is caused by an imperfect PCB design.
If you take a look at the other kits we tested, which are also based on CFR chips,
then you can see that the ones used here are way above average. There is some serious binning going
on behind the curtain.
Unfortunately due to processor limitation we couldn't show the real potential of
this kit. With a better IMC, this memory kit would fly at CL11 and CL12. Below
we attached a screenshot,
showing the memory frequency world record we set 80 days ago with this
memory kit and some cold on both processor and memory.
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