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Dimmdrive vs M.2 PCI-E & SSD's

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I just bought Dimmdrive so I thought I would post some benchmark results.

 

The specs of my gaming rig are as follows.

 

CPU: i7-4790K OC @ 4800
     Vcore @ 1.255v
     Uncore @ 45 
     VCCRING 1.171v
 
Mobo: Asus Maximus VII Ranger 
 
Memory: TeamGroup Xtreem LV 8GB 2666 MHz x 2 16GB Total
 
GPU: 2 x SLI Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming OC @ 1500MHz
 
PSU: Coolermaster Vanguard 850W 80+ Gold
 
DRIVE CAGE: ICY DOCK MB994SP-4SB-1 4x2.5
 
DRIVES:
Plextor PX-G128M6e 128 GB M.2 PCI-E SSD
Crucial CT240M500SSD4 240 GB in M.2 SSD to 2.5" adapter tray SATA (6Gb/s)
OCZ-Vertex 450 SATA (6Gb/s)
LOTS MORE HOT SWAP SSD's
 
CASE: COOLER MASTER HAF XB
 
COOLING: CPU NEPTON 140XL AIO WATER
 
dimmdrive.jpg
 
As you can see from the benchmark results Dimmdrive certainly is fast really impressed thus far.
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I have just updated to the steam version and re ran the above benchmark on the Dimmdrive and the results are below...very impressed with the software.

 

I use Gimp photo editing software a lot and it usually take around 10-12 seconds to load from my ssd. With Gimp running from the Dimmdrive its open in around 1 second.

 

I have also tried Dimmdrive with SolidWorks 2014 and load times have been massivly increased on the program and my complex 3000 parts plus models. 

 

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Memory info below from Aida64 and CPUZ. You can only get the memory from Overclockers in the Uk as far as I am aware. Nice memory though and I have overclocked it to 3000mhz with the same timnings in the past but my chip does not like running overclocked with overclocked memory as well so I just run the XMP profile on the memory.

 

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All I can say is:   Will you help me OC my RAM? :)    Seriously, I could use some help!!!

 

PS:  My laptop has a M.2 PCI-e X4 and with 1600mhz RAM.  My PCI-ex gets about 1150MB/s while my Dimmdrive gets about 7000MB/s.  I should post some screenshots, too!

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The figures I have posted above are all NOT overclocked on the ram I am using the XMP profile. I CAN overclock the ram to 3000 but haswell chips don't like the memory voltage too high and my rig is overclocked to be 100% stable as I cannot afford a crash while working on complex 3d models. Get posting them screenshots Tim that PCI-e X4 is giving you some nice performance. 

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Wait, that isn't overclocked?!

 

Could you do a brief overclocking and take a picture of your speeds then? I'm expecting something ridiculous like 20,000MB/s

 

Thats correct the standard speed is 2666 @ 11,13,13,35 running 1.65v. In my experience Haswell chips prefer 1.5v memory so you can normaly push the memory voltage a bit higher to overclock. My memory is kind of overclocked out of the box hence the 1.65v and fairly tight timings.

 

From memory I had it running at 3000 mhz at around  12,14,14,36

 

If I get a chance I will see if I can dig out my notes from when I built this system overclocking is not a 5 minute job. I would guess it took around 100 hrs of testing to get my rig to the level it is at now and be 100% stable. Some of the CAD and 3D renders push this machine to 100% cpu load for 20 hrs at a time doing stress testing on 3D structure assemblies. You dont want a crash @ 98% of a 20 hour run ;-)

 

Not sure I would expect 20,000 MB/s at those timings but we will see.

 

I will see what I can do  B)

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Ok so just for a laugh and because Deadmeat553 asked nicely I ran a "quick" overclock. Could not post at 3000 but all went well at 2933Mhz @ 12,14,14,36 results are below and not the increase some may expect. The increase in timings account for a big loss in performance.

I would imagine that under clocking and tighter timings would produce slightly better results here.

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As a comparison below is my memory underclocked to 2400 @ 10,12,12,32

 

2400.jpg

 

So why you might ask do I run at 2666 @ 11,13,13,35. Simple as in the real world it gives me the best performance in the programs that I use on a daily basis. It was interesting none the less to see the differences in performance here.

 

I build 2-3 high end machines most months so if I get hold of some really nice uber fast ram I will try Dimmdrive on it to compare.

 

The next x99 with ddr4 I build I will compare my results I wont hold my breath though as the 5 Haswell-E systems I have built have not impressed me for the price point of them and ddr4 timings are very loose but that may improve with time.

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Geez, that is ridiculous.

 

That's almost at the point that Skyrim is already loaded before you even hit "play". ;)

 

It would be if I played Skyrim but fallout 3 is pretty quick  :P

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Can I easily use DimmDrive with Autodesk Revit and have it save my files to a server as opposed to onto the ram disk or hard disk?

 

Yup!  You can save your files anywhere if it lets you, doesn't have to be to Dimmdrive :)

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