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Is 2133Mhz RAM Worth It?

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October 27, 2012 7:10:38 AM

Hello, I'd like the ram just to say I have it running that fast! LOL! I also see it costs about the same as regular RAM. I was wondering if it is worth it, is it noticeably faster? I haven't been able to find any benchmarks either... would it just be better to go with a Lower latency timing and a lower speed? Thanks!

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October 27, 2012 7:14:05 AM

but if you got the cash then go for it
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October 27, 2012 7:15:35 AM

It's only $10 more than most other RAM...
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October 27, 2012 7:16:03 AM

Haven't been able to find any benchmarks? Anandtech just did an article on this. DDR3-1600 is best, though 1866 (?) is very close and should probably be bought if you have the $$$. Anything above that isn't worth it.
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October 27, 2012 7:17:22 AM

Now that I look at that ram, I wouldn't get it. Timings are high and its 1.6V ram. Assuming its an Intel system you want 1.5V ram.
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October 27, 2012 7:17:48 AM

4745454b said:
Haven't been able to find any benchmarks? Anandtech just did an article on this. DDR3-1600 is best, though 1866 (?) is very close and should probably be bought if you have the $$$. Anything above that isn't worth it.


I don't follow Anandtech... so I didn't know. I've got a AMD based Rig, that should explain it for you lol.
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October 27, 2012 7:39:24 AM

Look at it this way. there may not be that many programs that speed up with ram, but there isn't a single program that runs slower with faster memory.

Is it worth it? I have no complaints.

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

got those when the were $45.

Most reviews on memory speed only focus on what doesn't speed up, they don't try to find out what programs it does work for.

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000220/AMD-F...
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October 27, 2012 7:44:02 AM

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October 27, 2012 7:47:49 AM

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Look at it this way. there may not be that many programs that speed up with ram, but there isn't a single program that runs slower with faster memory.

Is it worth it? I have no complaints.

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

got those when the were $45.

Most reviews on memory speed only focus on what doesn't speed up, they don't try to find out what programs it does work for.

http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/article/1000220/AMD-F...


Thank you sir! Exactly what I was looking for! But I may try a 16GB 1600 MHz quad channel kit. How ever, those benchmarks are very tempting... we shall see what I do here in a month or 2...
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October 27, 2012 7:51:07 AM

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but there isn't a single program that runs slower with faster memory.


Are you sure?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-1...

Dirt 3 seems to be slower.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-1...

Video to Ipod format is also slower.


the i7 may not benefit much from the faster RAM, but I know the the FX series can very much benefit from this... I, quite simply want my PC to run cool, so I may not go with it. I can't tell you the tech reason as to why the FX Processors will benefit, but I've heard it does...
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October 27, 2012 7:53:11 AM

huh ...

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We peak at 15% with the 2133 kit,


ok, you found one program, xilisoft 7 ...
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October 27, 2012 7:55:41 AM

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the i7 may not benefit much from the faster RAM, but I know the the FX series can very much benefit from this... I, quite simply want my PC to run cool, so I may not go with it. I can't tell you the tech reason as to why the FX Processors will benefit, but I've heard it does...

Intel's memory controller is already fast, it simply can't feed the cpu much more than it already is.

AMD needs to work on theirs some more, so at the current state, faster memory is more beneficial to AMD than it is for Intel.
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October 27, 2012 7:56:29 AM

I've heard the same thing. Doesn't make it true.

If you look at the end of the article they state, "For the majority of users, the DDR3-1866 C9 kit from G.Skill is a great buy, as long as the user remembers to enable XMP(!)."

There are other programs on that conversion page where the fastest ram is slower.
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October 27, 2012 4:52:15 PM

4745454b said:
I've heard the same thing. Doesn't make it true.

If you look at the end of the article they state, "For the majority of users, the DDR3-1866 C9 kit from G.Skill is a great buy, as long as the user remembers to enable XMP(!)."

There are other programs on that conversion page where the fastest ram is slower.


Benchmarks don't lie... So far, I've seen 2 with the FX 8150, And there was a decent improvement.
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October 27, 2012 4:54:13 PM

noob2222 said:
Intel's memory controller is already fast, it simply can't feed the cpu much more than it already is.

AMD needs to work on theirs some more, so at the current state, faster memory is more beneficial to AMD than it is for Intel.


Yes! Thank you sir! It was late last night so I was having a hard time remembering what the explanation was! Thanks for sharing!
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November 3, 2012 12:40:53 PM

I'm just wondering if the ram speed influences cuda memory transfer. Does anyone know any benchmark?
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