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September 18, 2013 10:38:00 AM

is any difference in performance i can get with 1600 mhz than 1333mhz in games?

i want to build an entry level gaming pc i am coming from xbox 360
this will be my rig
cpu :intel pentium g3420
gpu: ati 7750 1gb ddr3
ram:4 gb 1333 or 1600mhz?
mobo:Gigabyte H81M-DS2
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September 18, 2013 10:45:06 AM

Looking on newegg, prices are the same for 1333 and 1600, so why even ask....take the faster RAM .... and yes there is a difference in performance depending of course on what you are doing....gaming is among the things least impacted.
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September 18, 2013 10:52:08 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Looking on newegg, prices are the same for 1333 and 1600, so why even ask....take the faster RAM .... and yes there is a difference in performance depending of course on what you are doing....gaming is among the things least impacted.


i cant find the same price in my country i live in europe and and newegg dont shipping to europe.
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September 18, 2013 10:55:00 AM

The performance difference is less than 3% in most real-world games and applications; only the most memory-intensive workloads, memory-specific benchmarks and gaming on IGP show significant differences. As Jack said, the prices are usually practically the same, so might as well go with 1600.

If you already have 1333MT/s RAM then you can simply stick to that, no major loss from doing so.
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September 18, 2013 11:00:34 AM

InvalidError said:
The performance difference is less than 3% in most real-world games and applications; only the most memory-intensive workloads, memory-specific benchmarks and gaming on IGP show significant differences. As Jack said, the prices are usually practically the same, so might as well go with 1600.

If you already have 1333MT/s RAM then you can simply stick to that, no major loss from doing so.


i dont have ddr3 memory 1333 so i will go to 1600mhz ddr3
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September 18, 2013 6:45:19 PM

Dragon9999 - Whereabouts in Europe?
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October 11, 2013 4:13:03 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Dragon9999 - Whereabouts in Europe?


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October 11, 2013 12:06:30 PM

Ya can get a good idea about RAM speeds and their effects running various programs here.....

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-ha...

What I took from it was this:

- After 2400, I could not come close to making a case for purchase, not only were there diminishing returns but in many cases, performance actually decreased with increased RAM speed.

- The 'sweet spot' was around 2133 / 2400. But that I mean, the with a base price of $6.25 per GB (article used August prices) for DDR3-1333, ya can stay below $10.00 per GB up to:

DDR3-1333 CAS 7 ($9.50 per GB for 5.25 ns*)
DDR3-1600 CAS 7 ($9.38 per GB for 4.38 ns) Better buy and faster than above
DDR3-1866 CAS 8 ($9.00 per GB for 4.29 ns) Better buy and faster than above
DDR3-2133 CAS 9 ($8.75 per GB for 4.22 ns) Better buy and faster than above
DDR3-2400 CAS 10 ($8.63 per GB for 4.17 ns) Better buy and faster than above

For the proverbial "giggles"

DDR3-2666 CAS 11 ($18.50 per GB for 4.14 ns) Lousy buy though faster 1% than above

* CAS Speed x 1000 = nano seconds

So .....incrementally

DDR3-1333 CAS 9 is the cheapest at $6.25 per GB
DDR3-1600 CAS 9 is $6.75 per GB (20% faster than above for 8% more money)
DDR3-1866 CAS 8 is $9.00 per GB (31% faster than above for 33% more money)
DDR3-2133 CAS 9 is $8.75 per GB (2% faster than above for 3% less money)
DDR3-2400 CAS 10 is $8.63 per GB (1% faster than above for 1% less money)
DDR3-2666 CAS 11 is $18.50 per GB (1% faster than above for 214% more money)

So what stands out overall is that DDR3-2400 CAS 10, while 38% more expensive than the DDR3-1333 CAS 9, it's also "theoretically" 62% faster..... Ya cost premiums using August prices, from DDR3-1600 CAS 9 to DDR3-2400 CAS 10 are tabulated below. Current post Hynix fire prices (projected at 10-20%) from newegg also listed).

+$19.00 for 8GB ($69) ..... current newegg prices are $85 - $110
+$38.00 for 16 GB ($138) ..... current newegg prices are $145 - $180
+$76.00 for 32 GB ($276) ..... current newegg prices are $350 - $360

Of the DDR3-2400's currently available, some of the best specs are offered by the Mushkin Redlines at 10-12-12-28 ...... most everyone else is at 10-12-12-31
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/memory-scaling-gami...

The 16GB category seems to have taken the smallest hit from the fire (23%). But when we look at current DDR3-1333 CAS 9, we see prices from $130 - - $200, the post fire price increase is 30% for the cheapest kit. So if anything, moving up makes more sense now, assuming ya not budget limited. BTW, a little web searching will find pricing lower than newegg. Personally going from $130 for DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400 for $145 is a "no brainer".

If ya thinking that's for off brands ...... still the same 38% price increase as we saw back before fire.

Mushkin $130 for 16GB of DDR3-1333; $180 for 16GB of DDR3-2400 (10-12-12-28)
G.Skill $135 for 16GB of DDR3-1333; $180 for 16GB of DDR3-2400 (10-12-12-31)

Now that doesn't mean your system will be 62% faster as few applications are bottlenecked by RAM. examine individual benchmarks to see whether the investment works for you. If ya seeing a 3% increase in game fps or 5% in minimum fps, and that's your primary focus, then the 38% price increase may seem silly.

However keep in mind comparing speed increase with RAM cost increase is a fool's errand. When you see a performance increase from RAM, it's your whole system that goes faster. That $50 price increase is only:

3.1% on an $800 system w/ 8GB
2.1% on a $1200 system w/ 8GB
3.1% on a $1600 system w/ 16GB
2.5% on a $2,000 system w/ 16GB

Hope that helps
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October 11, 2013 12:41:57 PM

thanks it helps a lot me to understood
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