Well, one of the problems here is that you're linking to Intel platform reviews in a thread that happens to do with AMD platform memory performance. A lot of things are really different between the two, you know; i.e. bandwidth-scaling, and response to higher or lower timings. So it's not really representative of this situation.
If improving memory bandwidth really didn't make a tangible performance difference in real-world apps, then no one on here would be doing the so popular thing of OCing their CPU-NB/memory controller clock, which has been proven to make significant performance improvements in several apps.
The one AMD platform review that is linked to this thread is showing that improving memory bandwidth specifically by overclocking the CPU-NB does create noticeably large gains in performance.
It doesn't help to be discouraging on a site that is labelled to exist for the "pursuit of performance"....
Originally Posted by JofaMang
I agree with the concept of finding and instituting many small gains to achieve an overall increase in observable performance. This is Overclock.net, and all gains, small and large, should be admired and discussed. To each their own, when it comes to what one chooses to do to their own rig, but any gain is still a gain, and should not be dismissed just because it is small, or in itself not revolutionary.
Edited by xd_1771 - 2/9/12 at 8:02am