System Specs & Memory Performance

The Budget Box Specs
  • AMD A8-7650K
  • MSI A68HM-E33
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3-2133
  • Integrated Graphics or Radeon R7 260X
  • Crucial BX100 120GB
  • WD Green 2TB
  • Cooler Master Elite 500w
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
The Entry-Level Rig Specs
  • Intel Core i3-4330
  • Asrock H97M Pro4
  • G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3-2133
  • Zotac GeForce GTX 960
  • Crucial MX200 250GB
  • WD Red 2TB
  • FSP Group AURUM S 400W
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
The Enthusiast's PC Specs
  • Intel Core i5-4690K
  • Asrock Z97 Extreme6
  • G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB DDR3-2400
  • HIS Radeon R9 290 iPower IceQ X² OC
  • Crucial BX100 500GB
  • WD Red 2TB
  • Corsair CX series CX750M
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
The Luxury System Specs
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
  • Asrock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer/3.1
  • G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB DDR3-2400
  • Gigabyte GTX 980 Gaming G1
  • Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB
  • Western Digital Black 4TB
  • Silverstone Strider Gold S 850W
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
The Extreme Machine Specs
  • Intel Core i7-5960X
  • Asrock X99 WS-E/10G
  • Crucial Ballistix Elite 32GB DDR4-2666
  • GeForce GTX Titan X 2-way SLI
  • Samsung SM951 NVMe 512GB
  • Western Digital Red 6TB
  • Corsair AX1500i
  • Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

The Budget Box is limited to a memory bandwidth of almost 16GB/s using the A8-7650K and DDR3-2133 combo while the Entry-Level Rig was good for 23GB/s with its Intel Core i3-4330 processor and DDR3-2133 memory.

Both the Enthusiast's PC and Luxury System managed 30GB/s while the Extreme Machine was considerably faster reaching 52GB/s.