GeIL Evo Veloce Review: 2x8GB at DDR3-2400 C11-12-12 1.65 Vby Ian Cutress on October 24, 2012 5:50 PM EST
Metro2033 is a DX11 benchmark that challenges every system that tries to run it at any high-end settings. Developed by 4A Games and released in March 2010, we use the inbuilt DirectX 11 Frontline benchmark to test the hardware at 1920x1080 with full graphical settings. Results are given as the average frame rate from 4 runs.
Against DDR3-1333, our GeIL kit today offers a 7.67% increase in frame rates in our Metro2033 test on IGP. This falls in between the 6.86% increase from the 1866 C9 and 8.87% increase from the 2133 C9 kits. Arguably we could conclude that Metro likes lower CL numbers, as the MemTweakIt suggests that our kit should achieve similar to the 2133 C9 kit.
Civilization V is a strategy video game that utilizes a significant number of the latest GPU features and software advances. Using the in-game benchmark, we run Civilization V at 1920x1080 with full graphical settings, similar to Ryan in his GPU testing functionality. Results reported by the benchmark are the total number of frames in sixty seconds, which we normalize to frames per second.
Similar results are seen with Civ V like Metro2033, but this time we get only a 5.29% increase over DDR3-1333. The kit again performs more like a 1866 C9 than the 2133 C9.
Dirt 3 is a rallying video game and the third in the Dirt series of the Colin McRae Rally series, developed and published by Codemasters. Using the in game benchmark, Dirt 3 is run at 1920x1080 with Ultra Low graphical settings. Results are reported as the average frame rate across four runs.
Even though in the past we have shown Dirt 3 to love CPU MHz and GPU capacity, when it comes to memory the results seem to top off around the 1866 C9 mark. All the kits between 1866 C9 and 2400 C10 give an 8-10% performance boost on IGP over 1333 C9.