Avexir Raiden DDR4 Memory Review – The Memory with Lightning Effect
Avexir Raiden DDR4 16GB Benchmark Results
In testing and benchmarking the Avexir Raiden DDR4-2800 16GB memory kit, I used AIDA64’s cache and memory benchmark, SiSoft Sandra Memory Bandwidth and Latency tests, and to simulate real world performance I used RealBench 2.4. In the graphs below, I included the results I got when I tested the memory on an X99 system, Z170 system and overclocked to 3000MHz with a Z170 motherboard.
NOTE: The Klevv Cras DDR4 and HyperX Fury DDR4 were not tested on the same system where I tested the Avexir Raiden DDR4. The Klevv Cras was tested on a Gigabyte X99 UD3P motherboard, while the HyperX Fury DDR4 was tested on an Asus Rampage V Extreme motherboard. Both motherboards were powered with an Intel Core i7-5960X processor running at stock speeds.
On the X99 system, the Avexir Raiden DDR4 performed relatively well and was able to outperform the Patriot Viper 4 DDR4, and a tad better than the ADATA XPG Z1 which has the same 2800MHz speed. The Raiden wasn’t able to outperform the much faster Klevv Cras running at 3000MHz, but it seems that they were both performing on par when installed on the Z170 system. Note that all of the memory sticks tested above were all optimized for X99 platform, so I wouldn’t be surprised if their performance went down on a Z170 system.
The Raiden DDR4 was also running well with my Z170/Skylake setup, even though Avexir told me that the kit they sent me wasn’t really intended or optimized for that kind of setup. The Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 accepted its XMP profile after updating the motherboard’s BIOS. However, the Raiden DDR4 didn’t performed as fast as when it was on the X99 system. Nevertheless, this proves that you can still use the Raiden together with a Z170 motherboard.
I’d like to point out that some of the numbers above may look like they have significant difference. However, when it comes to gaming, the graphics card is still the number one determining factor. You’re fps won’t increase even if you have a larger memory size or faster memory clock speed. Your gaming experience depends a lot on what graphics card you install on your system. On normal desktop operation, you also won’t feel much of a difference not unless you are running memory intensive applications or operations.
On to the conclusion part…