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Nice looking sticks, but the timings at those speeds are gross puke.gif
    
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post #22 of 78
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post

GeIL Black Dragon DDR3-2133 @ 10-11-11-30-2T (1.5v)
VS my Samsung?
Samsung (MV-3V4G3) DDR3L 30nm 2133Mhz @ 9-10-10-27-1T (1.53v)...
I am not sure if Black Dragon is able to tighten the timing more without adding more voltages to beat mine.

VS my (stock) Corsair GT 16Gb 2133 @ 9-10-11-27-2T (1.5v) little more expensive but I'm happy with my investment.
     
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post #23 of 78
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First high end memory I've seen without "heat sinks" on. interesting...

Unless you've ran BH-5s or D9s, your RAM probably doesn't need that heatspreader. If these are 30nm they'd be fine even without any fans.
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Originally Posted by 7ranslucen7 View Post

I'm finding it hard to believe they saw a 9FPS increase comparing 1600 to 2133. Anyone shed some light on this?

Agreed. Even on IGPs, going from 1600 to 2133 doesn't increase performance for 90% of things.
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Originally Posted by djriful View Post

GeIL Black Dragon DDR3-2133 @ 10-11-11-30-2T (1.5v)

VS my Samsung?

Samsung (MV-3V4G3) DDR3L 30nm 2133Mhz @ 9-10-10-27-1T (1.53v)...

I am not sure if Black Dragon is able to tighten the timing more without adding more voltages to beat mine.

So the Samsung 30nm DDR3 is (Probably) a better OCer, are cheaper and has double the size per RAM Stick? Ouch.

Makes me wish I could have sourced some.
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post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by Brutuz View Post

Unless you've ran BH-5s or D9s, your RAM probably doesn't need that heatspreader. If these are 30nm they'd be fine even without any fans.
The only reason I like heatspreaders on fan is to reduce thermal cycling stress on the solder balls.
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post #25 of 78
Doesn't seem so impressive but it's still nice. And at that speed with no external cooling? That's a plus!
post #26 of 78
I like the lighting. Haven't had good lightning on my ram since my corsair xms DDR2 ram that lit up with usage of the ram.
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I kind of regret buying my G.Skill Snipers (2x4GB, DDR3 1866 cas9 @ 1.5v) for $60, because at the time they seemed to be the best 1.5v kit for ivy bridge. Now we got all these new 1.5v kits that are running at DDR3 2133 with the same timings and voltage...Granted, they are over twice as much.
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Was going to buy these but alas, my Kingston are cheaper and are overclocked to 1866 with no problems,

yeah i really like Kingston thy usually come with a lifetime warranty too.
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I kind of regret buying my G.Skill Snipers (2x4GB, DDR3 1866 cas9 @ 1.5v) for $60, because at the time they seemed to be the best 1.5v kit for ivy bridge. Now we got all these new 1.5v kits that are running at DDR3 2133 with the same timings and voltage...Granted, they are over twice as much.


You need to go buy the cheapo 30 nm samsung stuff, 47 bucks but does 2200mz with ease.

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I'm finding it hard to believe they saw a 9FPS increase comparing 1600 to 2133. Anyone shed some light on this?

While since most textures are stored on the graphic and memory RAM, a faster speed would allow for faster framerates. Assuming your memory was a bottleneck.
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