15ACH6H Part 2. Ram upgrade, GPU tuning and 3 game bench results.

Forza Horizon 5 High preset
Stock Avg Min Max GPU OC Avg Min Max OC+ RAM Avg Min Max
CPU Sim 180.43 159.86 199.13 185 163.9 204.2 227.8 208.5 244.9
CPU Render 126.1 107.8 146.63 134.2 115.5 157.2 138.3 119 158.9
GPU 141.36 115.7 165.8 154.3 126 181.9 150.6 125.3 174.1
Cyberpunk 2077
93 39.2 129.9 96.7 44.8 133.3 102.3 46.3 133.3

All tests done at FHD using the DGPU only. Borderlands was a little disappointing as it was a hassle getting it stable with the OC. Surprising it was less stable than Cyberpunk in all honesty, when I got it to run I went from an average of around 100fps in the bench to around 108fps after the tune and RAM kit. Although some metrics are a little pointless on FH5, you can clearly see where the RAM kit bolsters the CPU performance and CP2077 makes a few gains along the process. I also did Heaven benchmark, I didn't really want to do a table for that as due to being DX11 you see little gain in performance scores from the RAM, but you do see nice gains from the GPU tune. Heaven FPS went from 135.5 to 142.6 and the score on my settings went from 3403 to 3592. The game fps was taken from 3 runs and averages where made. I wish I had more space on the SSD to have run Hitman benches, being a spare and all my girl moved her bigger drive over to the Gen 7 so this was left with a 512gb drive. Oh well! I did find it a little odd that despite having more performance the average seemed a bit lumpy on the OC+ RAM on  FH5, it is however a different driver as I was trying the Debloat thing, so that may actually have thrown my results off. Forgive me for that, but I just realized and am in no mood to sit for a few hours doing all the benches again and also swapping the RAM kits back over. Should I get another chance at these kinds of comparisons, I will definitely bear that in mind. Gets boring waiting for RAM kits from China though....

I can't really relate this to other machines because who knows how your own GPU may react to tuning, I think this chip is a pretty decent bin in all honesty, I would have loved the 140w VBIOS to have been a straight affair, I think I could have pushed the VRAM a little harder and maybe added a small boost in frequency. Either way. This machine in this form seems to trade blows with the Gen 7 with the 6800H and 140w VBIOS oh and the DDR5, but maybe if the Gen 7 had the CL34 kit like my A15 that would push it further ahead, who knows!

Genuinely I wasn't sure what to expect from the 3060 as I haven't owned one. Both this machine and the Gen 7 are my girls. I won the Gen 7 literally a week after I won the 2022 A15 with the 3070, so I gave it to her as a boost over the Gen 6. That said, I would love to win the Gen 8 to stack it up against the Gen 7 and my 3070 A15 to see how good an 8GB 4060 is. Also how well it actually tunes too, and a good ol AMD vs Intel faceoff lol/ Enough of my waffle though. The idea of this was to try an squeeze as much out of the laptop in terms of performance as possible and keep it cool. Chances are CPU bound games and Benches like Cinebench would have got a little hike from that RAM and how it effects the CPU. Though, that doesn't translate to real world figures.

Conclusion

Although I was graced with a pretty good example of a 3060 in this machine and it OCs pretty nicely, the extra 10w would have helped more as would have being able to better tune the RAM timings and Ryzen specific clocks... Unfortunately that wasn't the case so my over all gains from the CL20 2Rx8 kit are actually more held up by the 3060 than the 5800H. Even with a nice steady OC, the GPU isn't stressing the CPU all that much unlike when I did these upgrades on my 140w 3070 laptop, where you could really see where the CPU bottleneck was lifted by the RAM itself.

If you have a Gen 6 with a 3070 however, I dare say this RAM kit and a nice GPU OC could see a nice uplift in performance. I can't say for sure on the Intel side, but I know Ryzen loves better memory. Next step would be the new screen, but considering the cost, that may take a little longer before the next update. 

Overall, I HAVE boosted performance and the laptop is much cooler too. Not a massive boost in performance, but should be smoother overall now, so I am happy with my messing.

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  • Interesting, thanks for letting us know how it all went. It's a shame about the driver difference as it's not a clean comparison, especially when using a debloat tool for one and not the other because if the debloat tool claims are true, that could have had a bigger effect than just a normal driver update (although I'm always sceptical of those claims).

    The performance gain seems nice but I always wonder these days whether the risks and efforts of OCing and putting new kits in are worth it, as the performance gains in modern machines don't seem to be as big jumps as they used to be in machines 5/10+ years ago.

    Also... how do you keep winning so many devices? Joy I'm keen on a Gleam comp every now and then but nowhere near as lucky as you sound to be!

  • Well, even though the performance gains weren't that huge, he still mentioned that he managed to get it running much cooler. This makes it a big difference because he's got double advantage - cooler device with stronger performances.

     I was just wondering, what were the resolutions you tested it with? If it was 1440p you mentioned in the other thread, then this thing is a beast. Laughing

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  • Well, even though the performance gains weren't that huge, he still mentioned that he managed to get it running much cooler. This makes it a big difference because he's got double advantage - cooler device with stronger performances.

     I was just wondering, what were the resolutions you tested it with? If it was 1440p you mentioned in the other thread, then this thing is a beast. Laughing

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  • It was the stock FHD screen, I havent gotten around to getting the new screen yet. It's around £120 for the QHD screen delivered, a fair amount when I have a few other bits I need to pay for. I just hope the screens are still in stock when I can chuck money at it.

    All tests were FHD, I should I put that, I'll update it while it's on my mind. Heck, if it could do that at QHD that would be one hell of a result Rofl