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What is faster i7 @ 4.5Ghz and 16Gb 2000Mhz RAM in SC or i5 @ 4.5Ghz and 2000Mhz in DC?

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Quite a few CPU bound games do benefit from higher-bandwidth RAM. Going from 1600Mhz dual channel to 2400Mhz dual channel can provide as much as a 6-15fps increase in games like BF4 if you have a good enough videocard or a SLI setup.

What do you think would be running BF4 better - i7 Ivy Bridge @ 4.5Ghz and 16Gb 2000Mhz RAM in single channel OR i5 Sandy Bridge @ 4.5Ghz and 16Gb 2000Mhz RAM in dual channel???
Edited by MonarchX - 3/27/14 at 12:12pm
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Dual channel. Why would you want to limit your performance by using single?

 

Edit: Oh, you're comparing i7 to i5. Try to get an i7 and dual channel. There's no need to really go above DDR3-1866 either. Besides, you can always overclock the memory to 2000.

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I specifically have to pick between just those exact 2 choices... at the moment anyway.
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I specifically have to pick between just those exact 2 choices... at the moment anyway.

 

Wow. Why?

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I'd rather not say? Just assume only those 2 possibilities.
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Wait what? How did you get a 16GB stick? Those dont exist! You must have either 2x8GB or 4x4GB, both meaning you can run in dual channel. Why is this a question?

*EDIT*
Ok they do exist, but not in anything more then 1333MHz and nothing really outside of server memory.
Edited by ADHDadditiv - 3/27/14 at 12:10pm
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I'd rather not say? Just assume only those 2 possibilities.

 

Aw. :)

 

If I had just those 2 choices, then I think that I would go with the i5 and dual channel. However, I might be lacking knowledge that COULD tell me that the i7 with single channel would be better for BF4 due to the HyperThreading. I mean, I really don't know what the differences are between single and dual, I've just only heard that dual is better - but I don't really know why.

 

Are these i5s and i7s Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge, or Haswell?

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Wait what? How did you get a 16GB stick? Those dont exist! You must have either 2x8GB or 4x4GB, both meaning you can run in dual channel. Why is this a question?

 

Whoa. Good question. I didn't notice that.

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I'd rather not say? Just assume only those 2 possibilities.

Under those circumstances, and since I game, I would take the i5.
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perhaps an 8gig with 2x4gigs but that would be weird unless its an HP but if its HP then its probably an 8gig a 4gig and 2x2gig smile.gif
Edited by ozlay - 3/27/14 at 12:22pm
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