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2200MHz vs 1600MHz question

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April 7, 2010 10:36:28 PM



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

2200 Link
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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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April 8, 2010 12:21:44 AM

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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February 10, 2012 3:53:50 AM

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February 10, 2012 4:11:44 AM

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February 10, 2012 4:12:45 AM

The above was true two years ago, not today :)  Since the thread got bumped, I thought I should clarify :p 
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February 10, 2012 4:38:18 AM

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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