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post #1 of 17
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does it really matter that much? i read the review but i just can't believe my eyes... its never mattered in any other game from what i've seen.

a 58% fps increase with a 60% clock speed boost? i might as well plan ram into my next upgrade with the cpu & motherboard upgrade im planning this coming christmas.

when will ddr4 be out? sometime this year right i thought
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The only way that could possibly happen is if your going from like 1GB of 1333MHz memory to 8GB+ 2400MHz, aka the first one was just a massive bottleneck. If you have 8GB+ at 1600MHz+, you should be fine and any improvement will have micro improvements.
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The only way that could possibly happen is if your going from like 1GB of 1333MHz memory to 8GB+ 2400MHz, aka the first one was just a massive bottleneck. If you have 8GB+ at 1600MHz+, you should be fine and any improvement will have micro improvements.

nop

it was 1600 vs 2400

http://www.corsair.com/en/blog/bf4-loves-high-speed-memory
    
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http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/ram/62673-gskill-f3-2133c9q-16gxl-4x4gb-memory/?page=5

If I'm reading it correctly, then no, the memory speed will not make such a huge difference. Only CPU/GPU will be able to do a ~60% increase lol, I'm pretty sure that Corsair thing is one of those marketing tactics
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Written on a Corsair blog no less smile.gif

However, in the article I failed to find any mention of a 58% FPS increase. Their claims were more modest.

I can't speak for all memory types, but I've ran BF4 FPS benchmarks on my DDR3 2400Mhz memory at 2133Mhz and 2400Mhz (2133Mhz at tighter timings and lower vdram) and the minimal / average FPS performance difference is negligible. And even less important since I"m playing on a 60Hz monitor.

The game actually feels smoother at DDR3 2133Mhz with the tighter timings.
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post #6 of 17
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this is the test i was talking about if you see the 1333 vs 2133 granted this was done with a sandy bridge i5 @ 4.8 i have an ivy bridge i5 with 4.6ghz

http://www.overclock.net/t/1438222/battlefield-4-ram-memory-benchmark

the conclusion was 58% increase in fps or something like that

and i use a 144hz monitor >_< lol
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post #7 of 17
Well what speed is your memory running right now? If it's for example at 1600, try lowering it to 1333 and see how much performance decreases. I still don't believe those kind of gains unless the 1333 was seriously bottlenecking the system. I'd like to see 1600 and 1866 in those tests too and see how they compare.
post #8 of 17
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lol my memory runs at 1600 overclocked from 1333 so yea i will have to try that haha...

but hey worst case scenario i'll get a kit of ddr4 with a broadwell cpu,motherboard, and new case next year.

i wanted to upgrade to i7 anyways. lol. i will maybe wait to see exactly how much difference it makes though. the move to 14nm i mean.
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I ran all of my comparisons at 1920x1200 with all in-games settings on Ultra. That probably explains why my FPS changes weren't so dramatic.
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oh yea i had to translate some german i see now that the difference is because it was on low settings lol.

THAT explains it
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