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Hi all please help me out.

I've noticed that the RAM sticks for SB are dual channels but the X58 chips support up to triple channel.

To me, triple sounds better than dual - or am i being ignorant and not really knowing the facts here in that the the dual channel SB RAM is faster than the triple channel X58?

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The gains from using triple channel ram vs dual channel are miniscule, iirc less than 3%. Sandy bridge is geared toward the mainstream consumer, whereas X58 is high end, where people can afford the extra cost for minimal performance gains.
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The gains from using triple channel ram vs dual channel are miniscule, iirc less than 3%. Sandy bridge is geared toward the mainstream consumer, whereas X58 is high end, where people can afford the extra cost for minimal performance gains.
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Also the triple channel is geared more towards heavy data such as databases. So x58 can be used more as servers.
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