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[TT] Intel X79 Quad Channel and Z68 Dual Channel Memory Performance Analysis

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"Memory performance on the new platform has been all over the place and I've personally been talking to both motherboard and RAM manufacturers to see what we can do about the performance. The big issue at the moment is under AIDA64 - an almost industry standard benchmark for us, we see that Quad Channel isn't painted in the best light.

It's not our job to go out there and make sure the product is painted in the best light. It's not like Intel has turned around and said anything to us, though, it's just this personal issue I'm having at the moment with the numbers we're getting out of Quad Channel memory in our normal benchmarks. It doesn't make sense that from a bandwidth perspective it offers no more performance than Dual Channel, if not slightly less at times."

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post #2 of 16
In my humble opinion

Quad channel memory has no benefit over dual channel
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Who needs so much ram?
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Originally Posted by overclock4ever View Post

Who needs so much ram?

Workstation users. x79 is total overkill for any gamer or basic user.
post #5 of 16
What? synthetic tests only? lol! useless article.
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Synthetic tests = Fail
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I don't have a problem with synthetic tests. They show what is theoretically possible with the hardware. It normally takes software more time to catch up anyways.
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In my humble opinion
Quad channel memory has no benefit over dual channel


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post #9 of 16
As was expected, I mean it's still the same RAM with the same speeds, timings etc. There's just more of it
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post #10 of 16
Hmmm I thought we'd seen synthetic tests show a clear benefit in other reviews?? Yes for 90% of users it doesn't help, but at least for folding on gulftown, memory speed was severely limiting. So I'm hoping this will actually be better.
     
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