Originally Posted by d1nky
Originally Posted by KyadCK
It's actually the exact opposite. Only a select few benchmarks will ever see the additional bandwidth, not normal usage. Nothing "real life" will ever use the bandwidth that's available.
you miss my point, benchmarks aside. A higher tweaked system will give better performance in real usage, rather a non tweaked slightly higher overclock.
you could even with these 'few benchmarks' get similar scores with lower clocked but more tweaked config.
maybe a PCmark would be a better way to compare, im not too sure.
If you use all of your CPU, then a clock speed bump will help.
If you use all your bandwidth, "tweaking" will help.
Many things, especially single-thread games will use "all" the CPU, and thus 200Mhz more will help.
Nothing in the entire world outside of enterprise solutions (which have quad channel anyway) and a very very few select benchmarks will use all your bandwidth.
Thinking that "tweaking" the NB, HT (with the exception of Tri/Quad XFire/SLI), and RAM beyond 1600-1866 will assist you in anything
but 3Dmark e-peen is untrue. It does not help. At all. No "real usage" will max your ram bandwidth, and so giving yourself more does not help.
It's called the placebo effect, you think it does more because you believe it should do more. In reality it does not.