Performance

For testing, our test bench has moved over to Z690 with DDR5 back at the start of the year so in order for us to get testing done, I did have to switch back to our older AMD testbench. Once that was switched around I was good to go to put the V-color Skywalker Plus DDR4 to the test against the kits I’ve tested in the past. To start things off I went with AIDA64’s memory tests. AIDA64 tests read, write, and copy speed as well as a latency test. The V-color Skywalker Plus DDR4 did well in all of them with its 4000 MHz clock speed but came in just a hair behind the Ballistix kit with the same clock speed and slightly lower timings.

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Next up I ran Cinebench R20 in both its single-core and full multi-core tests. This is a CPU-focused test but it does show the difference that memory clock speeds can make on an otherwise CPU-focused test. The V-color Skywalker Plus DDR4 did well here and outperformed all of the other memory I have tested edging out the Ballistix kit due to the larger memory capacity.

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The last test I ran was Passmark Performance Test 9 which is a little dated now but because we were running on our older test setup I stuck with what I’ve run in past reviews. The V-color Skywalker Plus DDR4 did well here and was out ahead of everything else other than the one other 64GB kit but even then that Laxar kit came in behind due to the V-color Skywalker Plus DDR4’s 4000 MHz clock speed.

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