CPU & Memory Performance
In terms of CPU performance, the system’s i5 6400 struggles to compete against the overclocked i7 Skylake processors. This isn’t a surprise though due to the significant frequency deficit.
The pattern in SuperPi is similar and there’s a clear advantage to the i7’s higher clock speeds across various architectures. Saying that, the system’s compute time is still reasonable and managed to outperform the higher frequency i5 6500. To be fair, the results are within a margin of error which helps explain this phenomenon.
Intel’s latest LGA1151 platform now supports DDR4 modules with extremely high memory speeds. The system is packaged with an elite performing 3000MHz dual channel kit capable of excellent read, write and copy rates.