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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 & 1866 same price

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August 16, 2012 1:28:03 AM

Hello,
On newegg the CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1600 and CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866 are the exact same price. Are they both pretty much the same or is one better than the other?
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August 16, 2012 3:36:42 AM

The DDR3 1866 is roughly 1% faster than DDR3 1600 with both Intel and AMD based systems. The only times the faster memory is better is with integrated graphics and when encoding video it can help.
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August 16, 2012 3:52:10 AM

ok, so it would make more sense to just get the 1866 right? ill be using the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz and it says "Dual-channel DDR3 Memory Controller supports DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 memory" should I still stick with the 1866?
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August 16, 2012 4:10:31 AM

At an identical price I would get the 1866. It's not really worth more money though for the tiny performance gain.
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August 16, 2012 4:14:58 AM

ok, thank you for your help!
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