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Does 2200Mhz memory 4gb dual channel stack up against 6gb 1600MHz trichannel memory?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231322

1600 link

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&Tpk=g.skill%20ddr3%201600%206gb%20cas%207&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=

I'm kinda pushing the envelope with 4gb as is, but honestly I wouldn't mind upgrading if the performance gain is considerable later down the road as I probably don't NEED 6-8gb for a few more months.

Main thing is I don't knowhow intel tri channel stacks up against dual channel and if having that extra 2gb impacts speed a huge amount if i don't approach the 4gb threshold.
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    Memory frequency has very little to do with performance. Latency (or timings if you prefer) has a bit larger impact, so that 1333 @CL8 is probably going to be faster than 1600@CL9.

    As to the performance hit when running 4GB on a triple-channel controller, I really have no real idea. I would not expect anything huge, but I would expect something measurable... I would expect tri-channel 1333 CL8 to give you more FPS in a game than two sticks of 1600 CL7 in the same board. Not a lot of FPS difference but a few frames anyway.
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  5. The above was true two years ago, not today :) Since the thread got bumped, I thought I should clarify :p
  6. Proximon said:
    The above was true two years ago, not today :) Since the thread got bumped, I thought I should clarify :p

    That is correct, I was kind of re-searching the topic and came across your answer that clearly explained the question and was left un-credited, and I thought it deserved BA mark up : ))

    Its one of those old ones, that are done right in a few words : )
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