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ok so CAS 15, 3000MHz, 2x4GB sticks... OC to 3200MHz...should be good! thumb.giftongue.gif


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So what's up with this 6700k... I see reviews with a 4.0 boost clock and a 4.2GHz boost... so I have a choice of a non-overclocked boost speed of 4.2GHz???
Edited by Cakewalk_S - 8/3/16 at 12:14pm
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ok so CAS 15, 3000MHz, 2x4GB sticks... OC to 3200MHz...should be good! thumb.giftongue.gif


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So what's up with this 6700k... I see reviews with a 4.0 boost clock and a 4.2GHz boost... so I have a choice of a non-overclocked boost speed of 4.2GHz???

4.0 base clock and 4.2 Turbo ( single core )

0/0/0/2 Turbo

4.0/4.0/4.0/4.2ghz
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post #13 of 22
The real-world bandwidth difference between single-, dual-, and quad-channel isn't that significant and has little effect on anything that isn't RAM intensive. I recommend going with a single 8 GB stick so you can buy an identical one down the road if you feel you need more RAM. I don't have a problem recommending 16 GB over 8 GB because it's usually cheap enough to fit within the budget and your system will run smoother overall with more RAM. I personally noticed a substantial difference between 6 GB and 12 GB. I wouldn't recommend less than 8 GB.
post #14 of 22
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I've been keeping a close eye on my memory usage and I just don't foresee in the future needing anything more than 8GB for a good 2-3 years right now. By the time games/programs will really start to hog memory, DDR4 should have droped decently in price and I'll pick up 16GB no biggie.
post #15 of 22
I don't know how much lower you expect DDR4 prices to drop. They're already low as it is.
post #16 of 22
I recommend 16gb of 3200 ram. Newer games moving into the future are starting to use more than 8gb. Current titles are more from not being optimized like the batman game uses like 10-12gb. I wouldn't buy one 8gb dimm now one later as it could run into problems or so I've read. Greater than 3200 ram are not as stable and only see benefits once your gpu isn't the bottleneck. Next year if more stable ram releases I plan to get some 4000-4500 ram with a couple of hbm2 cards in sli or crossfire.
post #17 of 22
Faster RAM has diminishing returns. I doubt the performance of 4000 MHz RAM will be worth the cost. I'm always going to suggest the best mix of timings and frequency. RAM is one of the worst places to spend extra money.
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Faster RAM has diminishing returns. I doubt the performance of 4000 MHz RAM will be worth the cost. I'm always going to suggest the best mix of timings and frequency. RAM is one of the worst places to spend extra money.

I agree with this although I would word it as there is a point of diminishing returns. For me that point appears to be around 3200-3400 just from my limited experience with DDR4 so farand to be clear, from my own observations and testing. Still your not gonna see any Earth shattering differences regardless of what speed you go with.
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post #19 of 22
3200mhz 2 x 8gb. 3000 minimum. Skylake loves this speed and any speed beyond 3200 still shows gains but not worth the current 3600+ pricing.
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For price why don't I pickup some 3000 speed and just OC it to 3200? It's not that much of a step up right? That should be a pretty easy overclock...
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