Originally Posted by Alatar
Look at it this way;
when haswell-E comes out with DDR4 support should we demand that all CPU comparisons should be made with DDR4 as fast as the DDR3 used by the older setups? No of course not. Being able to support higher speed DDR4 will be a feature for haswell-e.
Similarly being able to use higher speed DDR3 is a feature for haswell. Its IMC is better than that of the 8350 and will handle much higher speeds. So take a situation where you wanted to see the max potential of the chips at stock. You would pair both with the fastest possible memory available of course, to maximize performance. However haswell would be the only one that could run it at rated speeds. Should you then cripple haswell just because the 8350 can't run memory as fast? Of course not.
Haswell can run faster memory than Vishera can. And because of that running Haswell with faster memory should be a norm. Unless you're doing some build comparison at specific budgets etc.
But it depends, faster memory costs more and Vishera is fine with DDR3-2400 a lot of the time from what I've seen, which is about as expensive as it's worth...You can go up to DDR3-2666 and pay nearly double the price for it, and besides it doesn't make much difference anymore, especially past 1866Mhz even in the bandwidth restrained APUs, I'd rather clock it at 2133Mhz, 2Ghz, 1866Mhz and then tighten timings.
Originally Posted by ghostrider85
Yup, it's like superman vs batman but superman is not allowed to use his powers because batman doesn't have powers.
Not really, it's more like telling Superman he can't use one power that he doesn't really need (eg. Leap buildings in a single bound) and that likely won't make a big difference in the end.