Test Rig:

DDR4 Setup

CPU: Intel Core i5 8600K 4.8GHz OC
Motherboard: Aorus Z370 Gaming 5
GPU: ASUS GTX 1050 Dual OC
RAM: ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 3200MHz 16GB CL16

Apacer Blade 3000MHz 16GB CL16

Apacer Panther 2400MHz 16GB CL16

HyperX Fury 2133MHz 16GB CL14

SSD: PNY Optima 120GB for OS and drivers
HDD:  Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM for Games and software
PSU: Chieftec Nitro 1200W Bronze
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P3
Cooling solution: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm AIO
Monitor: Gechic 1503H Portable Monitor
OS: Windows 10 Build 16299.248
Nvidia Driver: 390.77

DDR3 Setup:

CPU: Intel i5 4690K @4.2GHz OC
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97-HD3
RAM: Avexir Blitz 1.1 2400MHz 16GB CL10

Avexir Raiden 2133MHz 16GB C9

HyperX Savage 2133MHZ 16GB CL11

GPU: MSI R9 280X
Cooler: Deepcool Gammax S40
PSU: Chieftec Nitro Bronze 1200W
SSD: PNY Optima 120GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
OS: Windows 8.1 Pro 64Bit

Testing the ram isn’t as difficult as you’d think. First, we made sure that the RAM at its rated speed was stable by running Memtest86+ for 2 hours. Then we tested the RAM with Aida64 Extreme stress test for another 30 minutes and Prime95 Blend test for another 30. Once it was found to be stable, we ran our benchmark programs. Each test was run at least twice or thrice depending on the program. The scores mentioned in our charts are average of the results we got from our runs. The numbers were rounded off to the closest integer. In case of 0.5 values, it was considered as 1 point.

Once the stock performance was noted, we then overclocked our RAM and ran the same test the same way. Everything related to overclocking in mentioned on the overclocking page.

Our benchmarks included:
Aida64 Extreme – Cache & Memory Benchmark
Cinebench R15
3DMark FireStrike
GeekBench 4.0
Super Pi 32
PerformanceTest 9.0 – Memory Mark – Threaded
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Unigine Superposition