Originally Posted by Ghost12
Sorry to burst your bubble, I have just ran 2 x 3dmark 11 for you, cpu is @4.6 on both runs, all settings the same except i wound my ram back on the second run to 1600 from 2400. The physics score in 3dmark 11 is ram related.
2400 ram - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7121989
1600 ram - http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7134453
The difference is quite large
same ram, same timings and furthermore 100 points is a huge difference? Re-run your test, at 2400 and give me the "new" score - almost can guarantee the points will be 5-20points off. Also doing it ona cold boot might even yield you 5 more points
As shown in the link provided by me, there WAS a difference between 2400 and 1600
However, explain the real world benefits of it when using your PC.
I'll bring out my popcorn
Yup and that's where I was alluding at:"So does DDR3 2133 provide a big improvement over DDR3 1600? No,
it's more of a subtle improvement. But overall I've seen frame rate improvements. "
Also for your framerate difference:
Number of frames: 3908
Avg. frame time: 26.8
Avg. frames per second: 37.3
Number of frames:4013
Avg. frame time: 26.1
Avg. frames per second: 38.3
Wow a whole 0.7 difference in the frame time
and a whole 1 frame difference in the FPS.
For the extra £50-100 you'll dish out on RAM.
I'll go and get myself a dedicated PhysX card and get a 30-40FPS GAIN.
Long story short - not worth paying that amount of difference for ram.Edited by Totally Dubbed - 9/8/13 at 12:31pm