Patriot Memory Viper 3 Intel Extreme Masters 16GB (2x8GB) 1866MHZ RAM Kit Review - Benchmarks- SiSoft Sandra
SiSoftware's Sandra is another enthusiast utility suite which features a wide array of benchmarking capabilities, hardware monitoring, hardware information, diagnostics, and reporting capabilities for stability and configuration testing. Its benchmarking capabilities extend to nearly every component of your computer, including the entire system, the exception being dedicated graphics benchmarking. It also generates graphics which compare products for their aggregated performances including efficiency and price, which can be a powerful tool in itself and gives you an idea of where your system falls. We'll be using its memory benchmarking tools to verify our AIDA64 results, and provide a separate basis of comparison with a different piece of testing software.
The bandwidth patterns observed in AIDA64 are confirmed by the Sandra results, with the OC profile taking the crown in every category related to bandwidth and XMP providing a very nice 15.3% boost over defaults. In both datasets the overclock profile took the top spot with about 4.5% better than the XMP settings, so tweakers can take solice in knowing there's room to improve with the Viper 3 Intel Extreme Master's memory.