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There really isn't a huge benefit to having tri-channel over dual-channel. I remember some review being done and the difference was like a mere 2%.
did that comparison have the same amount of ram?
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You don't need 6 posts in a row...

As for triple vs dual channel. There's pretty much no benefit going to triple channel that you'll see. In fact the jump from single to dual didn't start to show significant performance improvements until they started storing larger blocks of data in the memory pool. Essentially you probably won't see the benefit of triple channel until later. As for quad channel, that's only for servers and I would suspect it actually does benefit them for server workloads however I highly doubt a regular desktop user will see performance gains from triple channel until maybe 4 or 5 years from now.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual-channel_architecture

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There have been varying reports as to the performance increase of dual-channel configurations, with some tests citing significant performance gains while others suggest almost no gain.

Tom's Hardware found little significant difference between single-channel and dual-channel configurations in synthetic and gaming benchmarks (using a "modern" system setup). In its tests, dual channel gave at best a 5% speed increase in memory-intensive tasks.[3] Another comparison by laptoplogic.com resulted in a similar conclusion for integrated graphics.[4] The test results published by Tom's Hardware had a discrete graphics comparison.

The difference can be far more significant in applications that manipulate large amounts of data in memory. A comparison by TechConnect Magazine demonstrated considerable gains for dual-channel in tasks using block sizes greater than 4 MB, and during stream processing by the CPU.[5][dead link]
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ohh i got the 2 confused, man i feel dumb... but i heard about tri-channel lol.

So should i wait for bulldozer with the specs known? or just go for the 6-core Phenom II?
no point of going to 6 cores, just unlock your 560BE and save your money for BD if you truly need it...
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basically, if i was to upgrade to it, it be like me going from Pentium 4 to pentium dual-core right?
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The only advantages you will see between dual, tri and quad channel memory is usually server related or memory benchmark related. Gaming does not improve with tri channel.

BD will be Dual channel memory with 1866MHz default support.
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from the boards ive seen it seems like the ram is only supported upto 1333mhz without OCing....
BD supports up to 1866mhz natively. Anything more requires an OC.

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did that comparison have the same amount of ram?
RAM amount doesn't really matter when it comes to performance because you are measuring throughput and not total usage. Just reference the article i linked to in my earlier post.
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If anything there will be some quad-channel server chips I believe,sometime down the line.BD is lower TDP,increase memory bandwith,1866MHz stock,increased core count and more architecture improvements.No reason not to wait another month if you want the best.
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no point of going to 6 cores, just unlock your 560BE and save your money for BD if you truly need it...
i did, and i got pixelated images after the cpu left idles speeds (800mhz)
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thanks Redwoodz. And i do way more than gaming...
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i did, and i got pixelated images after the cpu left idles speeds (800mhz)
well depends on what you do really all you do is game, just get a quad 955 or something.
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