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Eight 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) Memory Kits For P67 Express, Rounded Up
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Test System Configuration
CPUIntel Core i7-2600K (Sandy Bridge): LGA 1155, 3.40-3.80 GHz, 8 MB L3 Cache, O/C at 1.25 V to 4.00 GHz
MotherboardAsus P8P67 Pro: BIOS 1305 (02/11/2011), Intel P67 Express, LGA 1155
GraphicsAMD Radeon HD 6950 2 GB: 800 MHz Cayman GPU, GDDR5-5000
Hard DriveWestern Digital WD1002FBYS: 1 TB, 7200 RPM, SATA 3Gb/s, 32 MB cache
SoundIntegrated HD Audio
NetworkIntegrated Gigabit Networking
PowerOCZ-Z1000M 1000 W Modular, ATX12V v2.2, EPS12V, 80 PLUS Gold
Software
OSMicrosoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
GraphicsAMD Catalyst 11.1
ChipsetIntel INF 9.2.0.1019


With a range of multipliers that support data rates up to DDR3-2133 at its standard base clock, Intel’s Core i7-2600K provides the memory controller for this LGA 1155 memory stability tests.

Many of our games have previously appeared memory bottlenecked, but only at extremely high FPS. We added a few more strenuous gaming scenarios to today’s tests to represent a more realistic representation of performance differences, topping the system with an equally-capable AMD Radeon HD 6950 graphics card.

Asus' P8P67 Pro topped our previous motherboard roundup’s memory overclocking chart, making it the best choice for pushing these modules to their limit.

Benchmark Configuration
Stability TestPrime95 v25.8 (64-Bits), Eight Threads, Torture Test, FFT length 1024K
Min Latency at DDR3-2133, 1866, 1600
Bandwidth TestSiSoftware Sandra Version 2009.9.15.130 Bandwidth Benchmark
Aliens vs PredatorAlien vs. Predator Benchmark Tool, Highest Settings, 4x AA, 16x AF
CrysisPatch 1.2.1, Benchmark tool, DirectX 10, 64-bit, CPU-Test Highest Quality, 4x AA
F1 2010v1.01, Run with -benchmark example_benchmark.xml, Highest Settings, 4x AA
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