I was reading a few articles about RAM and I was suprised by my findings. Most and I mean 4 out of 5 articles were stating that (backing their say so with benchmarks) DDR3 RAM isn't much faster than DDR2 RAM if any at all. One article claimed that DDR3 allows more bandwidth and power but we don't even use DDR2's full capacity so it would only make sense not to purchase the DDR3 that is 2x the price amount of DDR2 if we don't even take on the full capabilities of DDR2.
It's only common sense to know that DDR3 is not backwards compatible with DDR2, so one of my questions is do you guys think it's a marketing thing? Is the market trying to say "get DDR3 it's faster!" and making it so that you can only use DDR3 in the newer high end mobos, that way they force the majority of computer nerds to pay the high prices?
Anyways my main question here was this; I plan on buying the 890fxa-ud5 mobo which requires DDR3. So which RAM should I purchase for this board that will be cost effective yet provide the best quality. Lookin for quantity of quality when it comes to RAM. Damn expensive $H!#!!!
Should I go with the smallest of 1066, the highest of 2000 or all in between?!?!
Also, does the Phenom II 1055T 6 core processor only support motherboards with DDR3 or are their DDR2 boards out there with the AM3 socket?