Originally Posted by ripsaw
Faster than 1600- 1866 mhz ram isn't going to make a noticeable difference in FPS for anyone except the most hardcore. And even they won't notice it without a benchmark
Spending a pile of money on higher frequency kits is just silly, spend the money on your gpu(s).
Glad you express your opinion, but those benchmarks are what determines how well a system performs. Ram is the most overlooked part of a systems performance and can significantly increase throughput ( bandwidth). Try comparing some 1600 mhz ram to 2133 or 2400 mhz ram, going from 12-15gb/s to 22-26 gb/s. Same thing as saying a 7850 does fine and then comparing it to a 7970. Most people wouldn't notice it without some benchmark.You could say the same with SSD read/ write time and any other component. Without a comparison or benchmark, most wouldn't notice a difference.