Originally Posted by Arxontas
1. In what way is the X79 owning the Z87? Did you benchmark both chipsets? Why don't you post your benchmarks and methodology here?
2. What is the use for higher memory speeds?
ANANDTECH state that any RAM speed above 1866 CL8 is pretty much useless for gaming as it does not afford any kind of improvement. I really hope that you are not gaming b/c if you do, you sound like a tool to me.
Drop the attitude already.
While its not owning, it is no doubt better with the plethora of features you get with it. Also you got support for 6core if he wants to upgrade later on.
So you mean that because of one article, high speed memory is useless? It is not......
There are a lot of uses to higher speed memory, while the speed increase may not be worth it to you, it is for many of us here on OCN. Same goes for quad channel memory. What uses you can research yourself.
When it comes to games, some actually do take advantage of higher speed memory, like the recent Battlefield 4.
Here's a picture from Corsair to prove it:
http://www.corsair.com/en-us/blog/2013/october/battlefield-4-loves-high-speed-memoryEdited by go4life - 3/25/14 at 6:48pm