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Which is a better configuration????

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  • Intel i7
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Last response: in Overclocking
January 19, 2010 10:36:40 PM

Which configuration would be faster given all other variable are constant:

(1) CPU 3.36 Ghz i7 920 + 12 Gb Memory running at 1250 Ghz (9-9-9-28)


(2) CPU 2.80 Ghz i7 920 + 12 Gb Memory running at 1600 Ghz?? (8-8-8-24)

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January 19, 2010 10:52:42 PM

edit: Ok I noticed the mhz difference in the compariosn. The top computer running at 3.36 is faster. Memory speed as I tried to state does not give the performance difference cpu speed does.

Lower timing numbers = faster
So higher speed and lower latencie settings will = faster

Usually the timings would be the other way around, thats how it is with my ocz ram
I can run cas 7 at 1333 and below
above that
To run 1600 I need to run 9-9-9-30 : You can use everest memory and cache benchmark, alot of test sites do.
Realistically you may not feel the differences. But its all subjective
different memory latencies 1600mhz ram
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January 19, 2010 10:55:51 PM

I think to some extent that comes down to what your main use of the computer is.

That naturally varies from person to person.

For me as a distributed computing cruncher the productivity of my equipment is far more tied to CPU speed than it is memory so for me option one would be better.
January 27, 2010 8:20:04 AM

Best answer selected by muratgemici2003.