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5800K, 7660D, 2X4G G.Skill 2133 9-11-10-28 1.65V Ares OCed to 2400 cas 10.








Edited by sherlock - 2/4/13 at 8:36am
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Hm, I would like to have known if having more Ram would make the APU run better. I doubt it would, but nonetheless there might be some performance difference?
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Yup, as expected DDR3 2133 seems to the best for the money as it's only a hair more then 1866 and shows great improvements. 2400 is nice, too, but not worth the premium for the mild jump compared to what 2133 offers over anything lower
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Originally Posted by SoloCamo View Post

Yup, as expected DDR3 2133 seems to the best for the money as it's only a hair more then 1866 and shows great improvements. 2400 is nice, too, but not worth the premium for the mild jump compared to what 2133 offers over anything lower

The gains would be more noticeable if you OC'ed the APU.

I'm curious to see what would be the performance difference with Richland APUs, as they're essentially slightly tweaked Trinity with a 300 MHz CPU and around 87 MHz GPU boost.
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Is it possible to overclock the iGPU? Because I can't tweak anything with MSI Afterburner.
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Is it possible to overclock the iGPU? Because I can't tweak anything with MSI Afterburner.

Afterburner don't work with OCing IGPU, you have to go into the Bios to OC(if your motherboard support it) it.
Edited by sherlock - 2/4/13 at 3:00pm
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I see. Thanks.
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Lol they used a similar testing method as mine In fact, they are using the same memory sticks as I do! But they didn't measure frametimes, the main downside of the APU, as games that are CPU limited have large stuttering.
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Quote:
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Is it possible to overclock the iGPU? Because I can't tweak anything with MSI Afterburner.

This guide should help, http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/83246-35-overclocking-7660g-7670m-6620g

Make sure you do this with the MSI afterburner:
Quote:
5) Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\MSI Afterburner\ then open MSIafterburner.cfg in note pad then look for UnofficialOverclockingMode = 0 under [ATIADLHAL]. Change the 0 to 1, save and close.
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Lol they used a similar testing method as mine In fact, they are using the same memory sticks as I do! But they didn't measure frametimes, the main downside of the APU, as games that are CPU limited have large stuttering.

They did, I just didn't post it in the OP because I wanted people to actually read the article:

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