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X79 Quad Channel DDR3-2400 vs DDR3 1600 real world

elec999

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X79 Quad Channel DDR3-2400 vs DDR3 1600 real world

WIll I see any performance difference other then just benchmarks?
 

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Far as iv read ram speed really only benefits apus higher clocked ram actually made a differance in integrated graphics on apu. Seen a article on maxium pc about this very subject they tested 1800-2400mhz I think.
 
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Real world.

Nope. You will not see a difference.

I am running Kingston HyperX Black 1600 4x4 from a 6x4 kit.

$240.00 for 1866 4x4 kit would have very little increase, I would not detect.

Them money would be better spent on Video card upgrade.

I run my 1600 memory at 1066 on my x58 system. I never notice a difference.

To reach anything over 1866 (ie 2400) on a x79 system requires overclocking. :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
 
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Iv read higher rated kits like the 2400mhz ones help in Encoding and Rendering Tasks. Why I went with Corsair Dominator's Platiums for my Ultra Highend Rig just waiting on last kit to arrive 64GB of DDR 3 2400mhz should do well with cache features on ssds and a Ramdrive.
 

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x79 chips all have honking big caches, so it negates benefits of quad channel for everyday applications even more so than normal.

But having quad channel is very handy in the case of using terribly aligned and poorly optimized software.
 

marc_0053

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I did this switch a year ago and have seen improvements in benchmarks but zero improvement in games that I could see (not measured)
 

sf101

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Its hard to see the improvements.

But i have seen negative effects of memory running out of proper spec. Load time increases ect.
Im not saying a properly timed 2400 mhz kit will be noticeable over a properly timed 1600mhz kit.

But i am saying why not get the faster kit esp if they are similarly priced.

One stipulation i will throw out to you though is that for instance many 2133 kits will run @ 2400-2800mhz "even sometimes 3000mhz" speeds with often same or lower timings then the actual 2400 kits will do.

Thats the route i would take. save a few $ and get same or better performance just do a tad bit of research first.

I haven't had luck ocing the 1600Mhz kits I do have but Most will run lower then 9-9-9-24-1T Standard timings already so Im content with their performance.

I would just make sure the sticks you buy are tightest timings so you don't experience increased load times and latencies on the mem bandwidth.

I would not be surprized if my 1600mhz 7-7-7-18-1T kit is just as fast as my 2666mhz 11-13-11-30-2T kit
 

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