Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

ASUS Maximus Gene VI (z87) vs ASUS TUF Gryphon (z87)

Last response: in Motherboards
Share
July 5, 2013 6:42:31 AM

Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum as well as computer building so this is my first official DIY build. I'm looking to build a mATX system into the Lian Li v315b case so I'm going for a small form factor mobo here.

Essentially the only difference between the two mobo's that concerns me is the supported RAM speeds: TUF gryphon supports 1600/1833 MHz while the Gene VI can be OC'd to speed up to 3000 MHz. So my question is how important is RAM speed down the road as far as upgrading options go, I don't want to buy another mobo down the road just to upgrade my RAM above 1833.

I am planning on using an Intel Core i5-4670K, which only supports up to 1833 as far as I know (correct me if I am wrong). And I have read that the RAM speed is limited by the lowest of the CPU/RAM/MOBO capability. Any additional information on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Also how important is RAM speed down the line?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131975

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131977

Best solution

a b V Motherboard
a b à CPUs
July 5, 2013 2:20:48 PM

RAM speed will make almost no difference. Also, DDR4 RAM will be released soon, so the next RAM upgrade you do will most likely need a motherboard upgrade anyway.
The maximum speed RAM I'd ever get is 1600 MHz; above that, you can barely tell the difference. I say just go with the cheaper motherboard and stick with 8GB of 1600 MHz Corsair Vengeance LP RAM (if you're a gamer), or 16GB if you're an editer. :) 
Share
July 5, 2013 3:38:21 PM

dannyboy2233 said:
RAM speed will make almost no difference. Also, DDR4 RAM will be released soon, so the next RAM upgrade you do will most likely need a motherboard upgrade anyway.
The maximum speed RAM I'd ever get is 1600 MHz; above that, you can barely tell the difference. I say just go with the cheaper motherboard and stick with 8GB of 1600 MHz Corsair Vengeance LP RAM (if you're a gamer), or 16GB if you're an editer. :) 


Thanks for the quick/useful reply.

m
0
l
!