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What games are you going to play? 2133-2400 is the sweet spot nowadays
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Originally Posted by Arct1c0n View Post

I'm just wondering if its going to make it easier to push the 4790k to its limits with having higher FSB memory after upping the multplier on the BIOS. I'm retiring my 2500k as its starting to get aged in some games and going i7 is the only worthwhile route beyond waiting for skylake

The difference in DDR3 RAM speeds for performance once you get to 1600 and up are pretty tiny, honestly. 1866 is probably the best bet, not really worth getting anything more than that, especially for the premium.

I'm still rocking 1600, and it's more than fine. Also, an OC'd i5 2500k is still totally able to keep up in games, that CPU is legendary. I'm still using mine. Going a newer generation i7 is only going to increase performance in a narrow margin, especially if the 2500k is OC'd.

That's all mostly my opinion of course. I'm hanging on to my 2500k for awhile longer, it's still solid for gaming and overclocking.
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

What games are you going to play? 2133-2400 is the sweet spot nowadays

Right now its Dragon Age which is a CPU killer on my 2500k, finishing Witcher 2, World of Warships alpha and then later on, Evolve, Witcher 3 and Dreadnought
post #14 of 22
$17 difference..?

1866 @ CAS8 ~ 2133 @ CAS9 ~ 2400 @ CAS10

Your example of the 1866 is CAS10.
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$17 difference..?

1866 @ CAS8 ~ 2133 @ CAS9 ~ 2400 @ CAS10

Your example of the 1866 is CAS10.


Meh, timings don't mean much anymore nowadays.
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Get the 2400 MHz if you can. For me it did make 5-7% difference when i moved from 1600 C9 to 2400 C11. A lot of games are CPU limited even with Intel CPUs.
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Originally Posted by Arct1c0n View Post

Right now its Dragon Age which is a CPU killer on my 2500k, finishing Witcher 2, World of Warships alpha and then later on, Evolve, Witcher 3 and Dreadnought
http://www.overclock.net/t/1438222/battlefield-4-ram-memory-benchmark

As you can see the difference worth the extra money for 2400mhz
Edited by PontiacGTX - 1/11/15 at 6:15am
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So some say yes, others say no. Sigh......
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Originally Posted by Arct1c0n View Post

wondering if there is any justifable reason to spend extra on the 1866mhz and above DDR3 RAM when I upgrade to 16 gigs or not really?

Yes, there is a performance boost from higher clocked ram in BF4 according to the data provided by pontiac.

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I'm just wondering if its going to make it easier to push the 4790k to its limits with having higher FSB memory after upping the multplier on the BIOS.

I answered *no* to this question under the impression you asked if you could attain a higher OC with faster clocked ram, eg. "push the 4790k to it's limits..."
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