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DDR3 - 1333mhz vs. 1600mhz - 6gb vs. 12gb

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September 22, 2009 8:10:29 PM

Hello all :) 

Ok, I have heard that for gaming, there is no difference for 1333mhz vs 1600mhz or 6gb vs 12gb, but have heard that there is a difference for stuff like 3D rendering.

How much of a difference is there really?

Thanks!
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September 23, 2009 11:19:12 AM

I am using Carrara 6.... I didn't know that some programs couldn't use all 12gb. Just posted a question on the site that has it :) 

Oh, and thanks for the article. Btw, did all of the programs they used there support 12gb? If so, thats amazing that they were identical in most cases.

Thanks!


EDIT: Just got a response..... turns out that the current version is only 32-bit, so I will have to wait for the next version (it will be available in 32-bit) to utilize more than 4gb :sarcastic:  Oh well.

But anyway, how good is 12gb vs. 6gb with other 3D rendering programs that DO support 12gb?
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September 23, 2009 5:13:48 PM

As you could see, they gained 3 seconds on a 3 minutes job using 12 GB instead of 3 GB. If you do that for a living, then being 1.5% faster might be worth it to you. Programs don't care about the amount of available memory - they use what they need.
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