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Thanks for posting those results. Even though there are differences between benchmark runs you can clearly see that min/avg frame rates increase having higher frequency ram. Even though it's 1-2 frames it's more then enough to show that ram faster then 1600 does impact a game's performance. Thus contributes to how smooth a game will run.

If you limit the the frame rates to 60 FPS do you notice a difference between 1600 vs 2133?
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Thanks for posting those results. Even though there are differences between benchmark runs you can clearly see that min/avg frame rates increase having higher frequency ram. Even though it's 1-2 frames it's more then enough to show that ram faster then 1600 does impact a game's performance. Thus contributes to how smooth a game will run.

If you limit the the frame rates to 60 FPS do you notice a difference between 1600 vs 2133?

I'll turn on Adaptive Vsync in the Nvidia Control Panel and give the benches another run.

The only issue is that my 2133Mhz overclock is borderline stable. Not quite sure how that affects my results, but they seem to be consistent enough to seem valid in terms of gains. If I remember correctly, the CAS9 1600Mhz was smoother because it was definitely stable while my CAS9 2133Mhz is still a work in progress. Will report back.

Overall, from this thread, everyone should be recommending 2133Mhz RAM. An extra $10 for the speed (unless you get that Samsung RAM which is cheaper but requires work overclocking it) is nothing in comparison to, say, a $200-400 graphics card, $100 case, $100-200 CPU.
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i'm still not a believer of faster ram.

can somebody post more benches?
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i'm still not a believer of faster ram.

can somebody post more benches?

We're not saying you'll get an extra 10 minimum FPS in all games. At best, a small handful of games might get 4-5 FPS while others see 1-2 FPS (minimum, not average). There's no reason not to get faster RAM for the small price difference if you want slightly better performance.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313343

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820313234

Those two sets of RAM are about $14 apart. Those were the lowest priced 1.5v RAM with heatsinks from any company. They happened to be the same brand though.
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i was saying i wanted to see some minimum frame rate increases in the benchmarks. i know the average fps would be similar, but the gain is seen in the minimum fps.
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Benchmarks posted in this thread have been added to the OP for easy reading.
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Results like a minimum of 11 at DDR3 1600 and a minimum of 28.6 at 2133 are not plausible and not representative.

That's a fluke.
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I wish I had taken screenshots, I did my testing a while ago just to satiate my own curiosity so a notepad file was all I used for loggin, eeventually I did switch to OpenOffice's spreadsheet program though. It wasn't until I saw this thread that I posted anything about them.

I assure you that the results I posted are all the average of multiple runs with the highest and lowest outliers dropped. Some benchmarks I have over 50 runs averaged, but I am very OCD about ensuring that everything is set identically (Psychopharmacologist, aka specialized Biochemical Engineering... I have to be a bitofperfectionist lol). All the bencbenchmarks are even kept on their own HDD with absolutely nothing else on it (320GB single platter WD 7200rpm 16MB cache short-stroked to 60GB).
   
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Here are some results using the old version of that benchmark (because that's what I used with DDR3 1600). One thing I will note is that the results of the DDR3 1600 does look a bit lower then normal but that's the result I got.

Heaven Benchmark

DDR3 1600
Min 11 FPS
Avg 54.7 FPS
Max 117.5 FPS


DDR3 2133
Min 28.6
Avg 55 FPS
Max 117.7 FPS

Man oh man what am I reading biggrin.gif

I'm not patient enough to read the whole thread, but I would be amazed by how naive people can be, and how come nobody pointed out that you're doing a very obvious mistake that everyone with running knowledge of Heaven is aware of...

The 11fps minimum from your first run is a bugged minimum fps run ( you see the benchmark "stutter" in the beginning of the test ), you need to let the bench reach scene 2 and press F9 to re-run the test, and bingo! the minimum fps will be on par with your DDR3-2133 run.

As for the rest, I've done more than a hundred test runs for various articles and purposes and I would love to have somebody dispute them with proper proof ( simply because they're indisputable, but I'll just play along and let you and the placebo effect give you some false hope ).

Please, prove me wrong biggrin.gif

http://www.benchzone.com/page.php?al=gaming_performance_part1&pg=13
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What about my setup? Aparently my 980x doesn't like high frequency ram so I have my gskill perfect storm @ 1600 cl6. Is that much worse than 2133 cl9?
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