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Dear community,

after I read this article ( http://www.corsair.com/en/blog/bf4-loves-high-speed-memory) , I was sure, because Battlefield 4 will be my main game for the next years: I need to test this out.

Marketing-Gag or truth?


Components

Intel Core i5-2500K S1155 Box
Powercolor HD 7950 V2 mit AMD_Catalyst_13.11_BetaV1
ASUS P8P67 LE (Rev 3.0)
2x1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103Sj 7200 U/min
3TB FANTEC DB-ALU3e 7200 U/min
128GB Crucial M4 MLC SSD
LG BH10LS30
Corsair TX650 V2 80+
Sharkoon Tauron Green Edition
Mugen 2 Cooler
Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit
(BenQ Xl 2411T 144hz)

overclocks:

i5 2500k @ 4,8ghz
Powercolor HD 7950 V2 @1150 Coreclock with 1,17v , @1400 Memoryclock with 1.58v

RAM:

Kingston ValueRAM DIMM 2x4GB, DDR3-1333, CL9-9-9-24 1.5v(KVR1333D3N9/4G)
G.Skill RipJawsX DIMM Kit 2x4GB, DDR3-2133, CL9-11-10-28-2N 1.65v(F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM)

Testscenario:

Domination Siege of Shanghai, on the roof (see video)

Private Server 1/32 Players, "Scooby Snacks BF4 PCW/CW" http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf4/en/servers/show/pc/d9788992-49d3-403a-9c9d-b3f1dbce62e1/Scooby-Snacks-BF4-PCW-CW/

Video of the test scenario (short cut of the benchmark, benchmark is 180s long, video is lagging because my hard drive is not fast enough for fraps):

http://youtu.be/GGUlkTA-JII

For every RAM 2 runs.

Ingame settings:
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Results:

1333mhz: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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2133mhz:
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1333mhz vs 2133mhz:
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Conclusion
  • less framedrops or less incursions
  • FPS increase 58%, RAM mhz increase 60%
  • -> in cpu-limited situation the fps increase is nearly the same as the ram mhz increase

Extra test on Ultra:
(only one run)
G.Skill 2133mhz vs 1333mhz


Settings:
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Results:
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  • 13% fps increase overall, 9 more minimum fps, 28 more maximum fps
  • ->even in GPU-limtied situations there is still a good overall increase

2.Extra test on Ultra:
(only one run)
G.Skill RipJawsX DIMM Kit 2x4GB, DDR3-2133, CL9-11-10-28-2N 1.65v
vs.
G.Skill RipJawsX DIMM Kit 2x4GB, DDR3-2133, CL9-10-10-27-1N 1.65v
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Downloads:

Excel sheet for low settings:
Vergleich 1333mhz vs 2133mhz.xlsx 23k .xlsx file
Excel sheet for ultra settings.:
Ultra Vergleich GSkill 2133mhz vs GSkill 1333mhz.xlsx 19k .xlsx file
Excel sheet for 2133mhz vs 2133mhz OC (Ultra Settings):
Ultra Gskill 2133mhz vs 2133mhz OC.xlsx 19k .xlsx file

I hope this was helpful for some of you guys. For me the upgrade was totally worth it.

Sincerely,

GamingWiidesire
Edited by GamingWiidesire - 9/29/14 at 3:59am
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post #2 of 79
Cheers for the research... good to see smile.gif
post #3 of 79
Thanks for doing this, much more reliable than Corsair testing their own RAM to show how much better this and that is etc.

I got almost the same components as you in the tests so I might just go ahead and upgrade to some cheap 2133MHz-RAM, mainly because of these tests smile.gif

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post #4 of 79
If it is not too much of an issue, will it be possible to test 1600 MHz and 2133 MHz? You could probably just install the 2133 MHz kit and down-clock it to 1600 MHz.
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post #5 of 79

Nice results.  I guess I'll bump my 1866 up to 2133 again.

post #6 of 79
Good thing I'm running 16gb of 2400 gskill thumb.gif.
post #7 of 79
I don't know why I am getting the same results for 1600MHz vs 2800MHz

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2560 X 1600 with single GTX780 Ultra settings
post #8 of 79
DDR3-1333 is rediculously slow anyway, no wonder you're getting a massive boost.

The highest JEDEC standard is DDR3-2133. You should start comparing from that baseline, and then work your way up to DDR3-2666 or so.
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DDR3-1333 is rediculously slow anyway, no wonder you're getting a massive boost.

The highest JEDEC standard is DDR3-2133. You should start comparing from that baseline, and then work your way up to DDR3-2666 or so.

Well, 1333 and 1600 is quite widely used, so it's of interest... especially when past general sentiment was that RAM speeds didn't massively affect frame rates.
post #10 of 79
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Well, 1333 and 1600 is quite widely used, so it's of interest... especially when past general sentiment was that RAM speeds didn't massively affect frame rates.

exactly. I also bought 1333mhz ram, because all told me "it doesn't affect framerate, or just by 1-2%"
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