4GB DDR3-1600 in LGA775 Systems: New Look. Page 7
[01/16/2009 06:37 PM | Memory]
by Ilya Gavrichenkov
Most users believe that it doesn’t make sense to use DDR3 SDRAM in LGA775 platforms. However, this conclusion is based on the facts from the times when 2GB memory kits and Intel’s 3rd series chipsets were dominating the market. Today we are going to check out 4GB kits in a contemporary platform based on Intel P45 chipset.
However, the results of synthetic benchmarks should not be basis for conclusions; let’s check out the results in real applications before jumping to them:
Unfortunately, just like in DDR3-1333 SDRAM tests, we have to state that fast memory is often not enough to speed up the entire system. Nevertheless, there also exist opposite examples, for example, multi-threaded load created by CustomPC Benchmark. The performance difference here between slow DDR2-800 and fast DDR3-1600 reaches the impressive 22%. However, DDR2-1067 SDRAM falls just a little behind DDR3-1600: the fastest DDR3 memory can get 5% faster at best.
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