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if they had benched the A8 with 1866 ram you get low to mid 40des

Correct me if I'm wrong (and I may well be!), but doesn't ram speed for the APU primarily affect the graphics performance?

Even with gimped RAM, an APU has plenty of graphics power for SC2 - the graphics settings won't matter in this situation. So the benchmark wouldn't change. Only the CPU side of the equation matters for (properly done) SC2 benchmarks. Does slow RAM also slow down the processing power of an APU?
    
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AMD is more ram senitive then Intel becase the diffrence in thier arutecture
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if they had benched the A8 with 1866 ram you get low to mid 40des

As it turns out, you're wrong. I assumed you looked at the testing specifications where I did not, and found they're actually using 1333mhz ram or something. That's not the case. The test involved 2x2gb 2000mhz cas8 RAM. So you are wrong, the RAM was more than enough to power the A8, and frankly, I'm a little disappointed you just assumed they did it wrong instead of actually checking before bringing up your objection.

Though to be fair I forgot to post the source for the graph this time. Here's the source for testing specifications:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-2.html
    
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I don't assume Ive built and tested the A8 and A6 I have frist hand knowlage
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As it turns out, you're wrong. I assumed you looked at the testing specifications where I did not, and found they're actually using 1333mhz ram or something. That's not the case. The test involved 2x2gb 2000mhz cas8 RAM. So you are wrong, the RAM was more than enough to power the A8, and frankly, I'm a little disappointed you just assumed they did it wrong instead of actually checking before bringing up your objection.
Though to be fair I forgot to post the source for the graph this time. Here's the source for testing specifications:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-2.html

I am with you Nd I have build a A6 with 1600 RAM and it is slow frown.gif my intel dual core cfor 60$ is faster with DDR3 1333 ram ...
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now here is what the Factory recomends for ram
http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/desktop/APU/MAINSTREAM/Pages/mainstream.aspx#7

So are you suggesting that using faster 2000mhz RAM would be a problem since it's not 1866mhz RAM? rolleyes.gif

Edit: And in case anyone forgot my original point, I was telling the OP that an AMD APU is a poor selection IF he plays a lot of SC2, particularly team games. But if that wasn't the case and he wasn't worried about SC2 performance, the APU would do what he wanted it to do. I stand wholeheartedly by that statement.
    
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post #18 of 25
not at all What Im saying that the performace jumps alot from 1333 to 1866 after that it incresss but not by much
post #19 of 25
Yeah, if he does get the APU, 1866 is a really good idea.
    
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running any thing will work but really castrats them
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