Performance has been tested on the AMD platform, which contains a Ryzen 9 5900X processor, ASUS Strix B550-I Gaming motherboard, ASRock RX6800 XT graphics card, Silicon Power US70 1TB NVMe SSD, and Abkoncore 850W 80+ Gold PSU.
All results were made using the Predator Talos 32GB DDR4-3200 memory kit. All overclocking results were stable and passed multiple tests, as listed in the comparison.
As usual, we will start with the AIDA64 Memory and Cache benchmark, which is probably the best application to check memory bandwidth and latency.
AIDA64 bandwidth results at XMP settings are high, as expected. Overclocking gives us a significant improvement and suggests that the optimal setting possible on nearly every motherboard will be DDR4-3600 CL16, so about the same timings as in the XMP profile.
Latency isn’t very low but is still at a respectable level. Remember that our overclocking results present how the RAM can be set without additional manual tuning, so there is still some headroom for more advanced users.
In PCMark 10, the best results are at DDR4-3200 CL14, but all other settings are not far behind.
3DMark series benchmarks are showing similar results in all settings. We would see a higher difference if we could set RAM at a much higher frequency or higher frequency and significantly tighter timings.
VRMark already shows that we can see about 5FPS improvement because of RAM settings. It’s still insignificant when the average FPS is 300 or more.
In Final Fantasy XV and Superposition benchmarks, we can barely see any difference. Regardless of RAM settings, in these two tests, the results are similar.
The highest FPS differences are always in benchmarks based on popular games. In this case, FarCry 5 reacts much better and shows us up to 8FPS improvement because of overclocking. In Tomb Raider, the difference is at the edge of the error margin.
On the next page, I will tell you a couple of words about overclocking the Predator Talos DDR4-3200 RAM.