Originally Posted by iatacs19
Originally Posted by Starbomba
Even after comparing clock by clock, it can't be right that a triple-channel IMC gets beaten by a dual channel IMC. That is why i'm asking myself what is wrong. I'll run a stock test later tomorrow to try to tear apart any differences.
The IMC itself is different and there are improvements in the micro-architecture so directly comparing 1st generation vs 3rd generation i7/Core memory bandwidth is not going to yield linear results.
**IMC for SB and IB is locked 1:1 with CPU multi as well... where as X58 and X79 it is not.
To make an "even" comparison against the IMC's;
*Have to set both CPU to same Clock, and manually set IMC/NB clock for X58 to 1:1 ... then you be 'starting' off with a closer control to compare bandwidth and latency improvements. ;)