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Memory reviews are, in my opinion, actually quite hard to do. There are plenty of memory kits available that are nice and cheap, and the easy way to differentiate between them in a review is usually though synthetics – without too much effort we can find memory comparison articles online that deal solely in synthetics. The downside of synthetics is that they rarely emulate real-world performance. When the requests came in for a comparison of memory kits available on the market, I was stumped to find real-world examples where memory truly matters by significant margins, and benchmarks to match. Fast forward a month or so, and we have compiled a series of tests taking advantage of some of the most memory limited examples common to most users – IGP performance using memory from DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400. Inside this review we have also mixed in some encoding, compression, and you may be surprised to hear that USB 3.0 performance is also affected by memory speed. In this article we also look at and review the memory kits that G.Skill has gracefully provided from their Ares, Sniper, RipjawsX, RipjawsZ and TridentX brands.
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This review takes into account five kits from DDR3-1333 to DDR3-2400. Many thanks to G.Skill for providing us with these memory kits, one of each from their Ares, RipjawsX, Sniper, RipjawsZ and TridentX series. Specifically, we have the following kits:

4 x 4 GB DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 1.50 V : F3-1333C9Q-16GAO (Ares)

4 x 4 GB DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 1.50 V : F3-12800CL9Q-16GBXL (RipjawsX)

4 x 4 GB DDR3-1866 9-10-9-28 1.50 V : F3-14900CL9Q-16GBSR (Sniper)

4 x 4 GB DDR3-2133 9-11-10-28 1.65 V : F3-17000CL9Q-16GBZH (RipjawsZ)

4 x 4 GB DDR3-2400 10-12-12-31 1.65 V : F3-2400C10Q-16GTX (TridentX)

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6372/memory-performance-16gb-ddr31333-to-ddr32400-on-ivy-bridge-igp-with-gskill

Interesting read.

Memory articles and reviews are definitely not as pervasive as they used to be.

Enjoy!
Edited by bce22 - 10/19/12 at 3:10am
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Interesting. Its nice to see a good memory review every now and then. Makes me consider upgrading what I have now
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basically, 1600mhz if the price difference between that and 1333's arnt' too great.
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The only thing I wish I'd done with my current build is to have bought 1600 or higher memory.

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Good read.

Happy with my 1866MHz but maybe I should have gone with 2133MHz for a couple dollars more.
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Wonder if AMD would be any different, being the best IGP available.
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Why did Anand go with Intel instead of AMD which has a better IGP?
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Wonder if AMD would be any different, being the best IGP available.

AMD is even more dependent on memory speed with their Trinity platform. You will see performance jump with each memory clock boost.
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Why did Anand go with Intel instead of AMD which has a better IGP?

It wasn't just an IGP benchmarking.... it's a memory review.


AMD would require a completely seperate review(s).
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If only I could get this freaking 1600 kit stable at 1600 I'd be happy. Ugh.
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