F1 2012 demonstrates fairly large performance differences between DDR3-1600 and DDR3-2133, even with memory timings optimized. Non-optimized DDR3-1600 CAS 11 allows a still-reasonable 60 FPS, but that’s 15 FPS behind Mushkin’s DDR3-2133 CAS 9 configuration.
Several of our previous reviews showed F1 2012 to be CPU-bottlenecked at lower frame rates and DRAM-bottlenecked at higher frame rates. Intel’s modest HD Graphics 4600 engine presents an even tighter bottleneck, though it still achieves approximately 60 FPS in this title.
- Maximizing Integrated Graphics: Data Rate Or Latency?
- Adata XPG V2 DDR3-2400
- AMD Gamer Series RG2133
- Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3-1866
- G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3-1866
- Mushkin Redline Ridgeback DDR3-2133
- Patriot Viper 3 DDR3-2400
- Test Settings And Overclocking
- Results: Sandra Bandwidth
- Results: Sandra Latency
- Results: Battlefield 3
- Results: Far Cry 3
- Results: F1 2012
- Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Overall Performance Scaling
- Getting The Most Out Of Richland: Value With A10-6800K
- Getting The Most Out Of Haswell: Value With Core i7-4770K
- Scaling Integrated Graphics Performance With High-End DDR3