It appears that we are in a RAM streak. Today an even more impressive kit passes through our hands. Our record in terms of capacity that we ever tested; 64 GB of pure madness right here ! Oh yeah.
So, the maximum capacity on the 115x socket up until Haswell and the 9 series chipset from Intel was 32 GB of DDR3.
Four slots times 8 GB per module. Now, with Skylake and advancements in the new generation of DDR4 RAM, we got up to 64 GB also divided in 4 slots. This means 16 GB per module. Holy cow !
Who needs so much RAM ? I can point out 2 main categories. Tech enthusiasts (including myself :cough: :cough:) and those who do heavy video editing. Let’s find out for sure for the first scenario.
First about AVEXIR:
AVEXIR Technologies Corp. was established in 2006 by its general manager Mr. Cheng Han Hong with the belief of becoming the “Global leading brand supplier for memory applied products”.
AVEXIR Technologies insists the philosophy of “What We Believe Is How We Behave” along with professional developing ability, excellent product quality, high production efficiency, complete global sales network and great customer service. They focus on designing and developing high-end game memories to provide total solutions with persistence of customization for their customers.
Price when reviewed: £ 149.99 – via Amazon.co.uk
Price when reviewed: $ 156.76 – via Amazon.com
Presentation & Specifications
This is the Cores series – the perfect choice for case modders.
Available in six different LED colors including red, blue, yellow, white, green, and orange, the Core Series is designed to be a perfect match to almost any motherboard.
A quick graph that shows the limitation of DDR3 and how the new DDR4 will improve performance, bandwidth while lowering the voltage.
Supports Intel’s XMP profiles thus making setup a breeze.
They claim a very high quality standard and rigorous testing before releasing any kit into the market.
A simple but very thoughtful offering from Avexir – a pin protector for maximum safety.
40 mm in height which should clear many air tower coolers.
They are made in Taiwan and come with a (limited) lifetime warranty.
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Packaging & Visual Inspection
We have 2 kits of 32 GB thus a total of 64 GB, populating the maximum capacity for the 1151 socket.
The AVEXIR Core Series DDR4 memory kit is well packaged in a transparent plastic blister pack so you can clearly see them inside.
On the back, the most important information consists of those two badges telling us that this product has won the Computex d&i Award 2013 and iF Product Design Award 2014. Next we have three QR Codes indicating that the memory kit is backed by AVEXIR’s lifetime warranty, 100% burn-in test, worldwide service and worldwide warranty.
And here they are in all of their sexy glory. All metal heatsink.
On the top we have the LED lights and they are protrusion on the sides as well.
Zooming in, we have the part number.
Translating AVD4UZ124001616G2COG we will get:
– AV = The manufacturer, AVEXIR;
– D4U = Type of memory modules, DDR4;
– 2400 = Operating frequency, DDR4-2400 MHz;
– 16 = Memory timing, CL16-16-16-36;
– 16G = Capacity per stick, 16GB;
– 2COG = Two memory modules in Dual Channel and Green LED
Who’s anxious to see these in action?
We will do a synthetic benchmark suite of tests, some gaming sessions and then will try to overclock them as much as we can and record the improvements.
Processor: Intel i7 6700k @ 4.5 ghz – 1.239v
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo White Special Edition E-ATX
SSD: 2x Samsung 850 Pro 256 GB
HDD: 3x Seagate ST Series (3+4+5 TB)
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Maximus Hero VIII Z170 ATX
PSU: Corsair AX1200i Platinum
Cable Extensions: CableMod ModeFlex C-Series Green
Sound Card: Asus Xonar D2X
Fan Controller: Reeven Six Eyes II RFC-02
Fans: 10x Noiseblocker B12-PS
I must say, when you do a build just right … RAMs like these become the cherry on the top.
After we set up the XMP profile in the BIOS/UEFI, we are ready to go.
Plus the validation from CPU-Z.
– Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 14393
– NVIDIA GeForce WHQL 376.60
– MSI Afterburner v4.2.0
– CPU-Z v1.72.1
– AIDA64 Extreme v5.80
– Cinebench R15
– SuperPi v1.5
– x265 HD Benchmark v0.1.4
– Intel Extreme Tuning Utility v22.214.171.124
– Uningine Valley benchmark v1.0
– AMD Blender Ryzen benchmark – “100 Samples” Preset
A mixed 10 minute gameplay, all settings at max, at 3480x1440p resolution, no V-sync and the FPS was monitored and recorded via MSI’s Afterburner software.
– Witcher 3 v1.21
– Battlefield 4
We managed a small bump, to 2666 Mhz because you can imagine how much strain all 4 stocks at 16 GB put on the IMC. (Internal memory controller)
Now let’s see what this will achieve.
*Everything on the left is the Stock XMP profile and on the right is our manual overclock.
First up is the Cinebench R15 benchmark:
Moving to the Intel Extreme tuning Utility we have:
Next is AIDA64’s Cache and Memory benchmark:
With superPi we find out out how many seconds it takes to calculate to 1M decimals for pi.
Regarding video encoding in the x265 benchmark, which calculates how many seconds it take to convert H264 source video to H265/HEVC and measures the average fps.
AMD has introduced a new benchmark with the upcoming release of their new Ryzen architecture.
And finally the popular Valley benchmark.
Now the actual game results.
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– In Cinebench we see an increase of 3.04 % from 887 points to 914.
– Same story in Intel’s test, an increase of 5.09 % from 1276 points to 1341.
– From AIDA64 we have an overall increase as well in the read, write and copy tests of 7.90 %.
– In SuperPi we gained 0.158 seconds from 8.510 to 8.352s – a 1.89 % decrease.
– From the x265 encoding test we learn that we shaved of 3 seconds (a 5.30 % gain) and gained 1 frame per second.
– Minimal gain in AMD Blender test – only one overall second from 40 to 39.
– And then mixed results in Valley – an increase in the minimum frames per second 46.2 from 43.9 (+5.23 %) but a decrease in the maximum FPS by -5.63 % from 230.4 to 218.1.
Here is some of the above, in a quick representation.
To conclude, basically the 11.08 % increase in memory speed to 2666 Mhz from 2400 Mhz gave us an overall 4-5 % in all the synthetics and a respectable 4.50 % jump in FPS for the two games tested.
I must repeat myself from the last review, regarding RAM, we come a long way, ladies and gentleman. The new DDR4 generation improved on all fronts when compared to DDR3 (from total density, power consumption, performance, design) and this is just the begining. Kits like the AVEXIR Core Series offer a good ballance between performance, looks and price.
+ Excellent build quality and material
+ Great overclocking potential even at these big capacity kits
+ Attractive LED lighting effects (available in 6 colors)
+ Low-profile heat-spreaders that offers superb compatibility with almost all CPU coolers
+ Lifetime warranty
– Overkill for most users (even at 32 GB, not to mention at 64)
– No software to control the light show