Originally Posted by iunlock
I ran a long 3DMark loops of Time Spy and Fire Strike Ultra with zero errors. So far so good... one of many tests... All I need is game stable as this is just my gaming and semi-work rig. As long as it throws zero errors and it doesn't crash on me, that's pretty darn stable for me.
I would much rather keep the Master board and save up for 2x more sticks rather than ridding the Master board entirely just to get 4x sticks on a Pro. That's just me though. IMO the Master board is one of, if not the best board in its class / price range.
Nice lol... wait til' I get to my Test Bench... I have yet to test RAM there, because I've already got those dialed in, but 1.57v I wouldn't ever use for a daily... pushing it... bench territory for sure, and great for numbers. Just careful not to run them long term. You wouldn't want to degrade those fancy Samsung B-Die Mem chips.
To be clear my goal is to get the best balance at 1.50v (max.) ... not anything beyond that. If you want to see bench numbers for giggles I'll run them on my test bench with the 4600MHz kit lol...
* The pics are very blurry and hard to make out the numbers... maybe it's because I'm on my phone, but could you upload them with slightly better res? Thanks.
Regarding your question about the Z390 Dark board, simply put the best darn board, period. Both in its class/price range and even above. I'll put that board up against any of those fancy 800-1000 boards, any day. It's that good.
That's the one issue with the idea of investing into a 4 dimm board with the idea of using 2 slots for an unknown unspecific amount of time until the need for more than 16gb kicks in. It's only good to do that if its a daisy chain board with 4 dimm slots because if you start out with 2 dimms on a t-topology, you are voluntarily gimping your performance for an unspecific amount of time(how ever long that is until the person needed to add sticks, we don't know). That sort of thing doesn't really flow with the purpose of enthusiast platforms right or geared towards the target market right? See what I mean? Better off selling the master and getting aorus pro, then the user will have an extra 100ish dollars to put into a good ram kit. Then if the user needs to get the full 32gb they can buy the dual ranked kit and sell the old kit. my 2 cents
. I guess I just feel like it is more cost efficient and more performance effective to either start with a daisy chain 4 dimm board or start with a 2 dimm board or get a 4 dimm t-topology board if you are going to populate the slots all at once from the start.
As per request: (readable scores
) I'm sure the dark will be able to blow these numbers away at the same cas/frequency, if you do end up doing some benching, would you mind trying out some cas 15 frequencies if you've got the time?
latency: 36.0 (can only get this lower if I clock to about 5.4 cores 5.1 cache but volts are silly).
I'm actually going to just run it daily no ****s given. I want this performance daily. I've heard many people running b-die between 1.5v-1.6v daily without degradation yet(or so others claim on reddit LOL). I don't mind joining them, the performance is SO good in games. They really ought to just make a ram stick that performs this well without having to tweak it but i imagine it would be hard to ensure compatibility with all processors. DDR5 will be exciting.
I didn't know it was ok or not frowned upon to run knowingly non-memtest stable ram configurations, but If you are going to lead by example, I will follow!
Can the z390 dark get 4800mhz on ram like the z390 apex or is it a crapshoot/luck? Been wanting an apex ever since those apex users have been pumping out stable configs between 4500-4800 in the ddr4 thread, its nuts! 35ns latency with like 70k gb/s or more performance lol. Just nuts. I gotta get these megahertz rofl.