Intel Core i5 12600K and Core i9 12900K With ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Review
Published: 4th November 2021 | Source: Intel | Price: i5 £289.99, i9 £579.99, Z690 Maximus Hero £519.99 |
Since its early days as Everest, AIDA64 has provided an excellent way to benchmark your system without requiring you to take a week off work whilst the tests run. From the memory bandwidth benchmarks which test your throughput, to the CPU benchmarks which vary in scope to test everything from raw calculation – CPU Queen – through compression algorithms – zLib – and the all important encryption – AES256.
You can see how the DDR5 has much looser timings than DDR4, something that has been the case in every version (DDR4 vs 3, 3 vs 2 etc) which leads to higher latency but the throughput is still a big step forwards.