DDR5 Memory Performance (Apps & Games)

In these specific tests, I will be taking a look at the performance impact that DDR5 stock and over-clocked memory have on certain games and applications. The memory we used is G.Skill Trident Z5 DDR5-6000 which can be easily pushed to DDR5-6400 by tuning the voltage to 1.35V (+.5V) while keeping the same timings of CL36.

AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth Benchmark

For AIDA64 memory tests, I used the G.Skill Trident Z5 memory kit in three configurations, JEDEC, XMP 3.0, and Overclock. The JEDEC speed was set to the standard 4800 Mbps (CL40) at 1.1V, the standard profile in XMP 3.0 mode was 6000 Mbps at 1.3V while the overclock profile was a slight bump to 6400 Mbps at 1.35V (.5V+) while retaining the same timings. I used the Core i9-11900K DDR4 results below for comparison to how the DDR5 memory stacks up against high-end DDR4 kits.

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AIDA64 Memory Tests
Read
Write
Copy
Latency
0
17427
34854
52281
69708
87135
104562
0
17427
34854
52281
69708
87135
104562
G.Skill Trident Z5 32 GB CL36 6400 1.35V
104.6k
96.8k
96k
54.2
G.Skill Trident Z5 32 GB CL36 6000 1.30V
101.4k
95.3k
94k
55.2
G.Skill Trident Z 32 GB CL40 4800 1.1V (JEDEC)
70.2k
69.8k
66k
72.1
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 32 GB CL16 4400 1.5V
63.3k
62.5k
57.6k
35.6

You can see the performance impact that DDR5 makes in all the standard and overclocked configs in the following gaming and application tests.

Sid Meir's Civilization VI (1440P) 5.2 GHz Overclocked
FPS (Higher is Better)
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Intel Core i9-12900K OC + DDR5-6400
229
Intel Core i5-12600K OC + DDR5-6400
227
Intel Core i9-12900K OC
227
Intel Core i5-12600K OC
226
Intel Core i9-11900K OC
218
Intel Core i9-10900K OC
218
Intel Core i7-10700K OC
216
Intel Core i5-10600K OC
208
DOOM (1440P) 5.2 GHz Overclocked
FPS (Higher is Better)
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
0
50
100
150
200
250
300
Intel Core i9-12900K OC + DDR5-6400
275
Intel Core i5-12600K OC + DDR5-6400
273
Intel Core i9-12900K OC
270
Intel Core i5-12600K OC
271
Intel Core i9-11900K OC
258
Intel Core i9-10900K OC
255
Intel Core i7-10700K OC
254
Intel Core i5-10600K OC
250
Winrar 5.8 (Higher is Better)
Speed KB/s (Higher is Better)
0
11667
23334
35001
46668
58335
70002
0
11667
23334
35001
46668
58335
70002
Intel Core i9-12900K + DDR5-6400
65.6k
Intel Core i9-12900K
60.3k
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
52.5k
Intel Core i5-12600K + DDR5-6400
47k
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
46.6k
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
45.2k
Intel Core i5-12600K
44.8k
Intel Core i9-11900K
40.2k
Intel Core i9-10900K
38.4k
Intel Core i9-10850K
38.4k
Intel Core i7-10700K
31.4k
Intel Core i9-9900KS
30.2k
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
29.5k
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
29.2k
Intel Core i9-9900K
29.1k
Intel Core i9-10980XE
28.8k
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
25.3k
Intel Core i5-10600K
23.1k
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
22.2k
Intel Core i7-8700K
21.8k
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
19.1k
Intel Core i5-8600K
17k
SuperPi (Lower is Better)
Time in Seconds (Lower is Better)
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
0
2
4
6
8
10
12
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
6.3
Intel Core i9-12900K + DDR5-6400
6.4
Intel Core i9-12900K
6.5
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
7
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
7.1
Intel Core i9-11900K
7.2
Intel Core i5-12600K + DDR5-6400
7.3
Intel Core i7-10700K
7.5
Intel Core i9-10900K
7.5
Intel Core i9-10850K
7.5
Intel Core i5-12600K
7.5
Intel Core i9-9900KS
7.5
Intel Core i9-9900K
7.7
Intel Core i5-10600K
7.7
Intel Core i7-8700K
7.8
Intel Core i5-8600K
7.8
Intel Core i9-10980XE
7.8
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
9.2
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
9.2
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
9.6
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
10.6
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
10.9
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