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i3 is terrible for multi gpu
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i3 is terrible for multi gpu
depends on the GPUs.
    
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Based on my last post I see no reason why people with 1366 i7's should buy Triple Channel Kits... They could just aswell buy a Dual Channel Kit. There is no performance gain going Triple Channel anyway.

With that said, I also see no reason why people should go 1366 instead of 1156 i7. Any reason? Only 'advantage' the 1366 has over 1156 i7's is Triple Channel Mem. And as my links show, there is no gain.
    
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Based on my last post I see no reason why people with 1366 i7's should buy Triple Channel Kits... They could just aswell buy a Dual Channel Kit. There is no performance gain going Triple Channel anyway.

With that said, I also see no reason why people should go 1366 instead of 1156 i7. Any reason? Only 'advantage' the 1366 has over 1156 i7's is Triple Channel Mem. And as my links show, there is no gain.
Its a better platform for Multi-GPU setups (mainly because most motherboards support Tri-SLI/CF but most high-end P55 boards can offer the same. If you're already on 1156 then a move to 1366 would be useless. In most cases 1156 is cheaper overall so thats generally the better than over 1366.
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look like my next budget build will def be i3
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The Truth about i7 (1366) memory, both dual channel vs tri channel

See for yourselves... No gain - Dual VS Triple on i7 1366
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Both gaming tests favored system that operated in triple channel mode.
I have seen those links before, with reference to the dual vs triple benchmarking I wish there was more material to look at. Like this graph:



Seems to show some impressive differences between Dual/Triple channel in 'World in Conflict' BUT then again its 2gb vs 3gb. I wish they had run some tests at 4gb vs 6gb just to rule out the possiblity of only 2gb hurting game performance. Either way the max/average fps is clearly more than the ~1fps difference people are just casually throwing around.
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If looking at these results we can see that mem speed on the i7 affects a few games to a certain degree.

Looking at these differences I'm guessing that memspeed differences are the culprit when my Q9650@4.05GHz RAM@1080MHz DDR2 looses performance over i7 systems in some games.
    
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Seems to show some impressive differences between Dual/Triple channel in 'World in Conflict' BUT then again its 2gb vs 3gb. I wish they had run some tests at 4gb vs 6gb just to rule out the possiblity of only 2gb hurting game performance. Either way the max/average fps is clearly more than the ~1fps difference people are just casually throwing around.
Impressive differences? Where??

If you need to see more benchmarks, look here
    
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Seems to show some impressive differences between Dual/Triple channel in 'World in Conflict' BUT then again its 2gb vs 3gb. I wish they had run some tests at 4gb vs 6gb just to rule out the possiblity of only 2gb hurting game performance. Either way the max/average fps is clearly more than the ~1fps difference people are just casually throwing around.
It must be said that these games are running on a very low resolution at the lowest quality settings, to show the biggest difference. Nobody would ever game at these settings with a similar system so these results, while informative, don't really rule out the fact that dual vs tri doesn't really show an improvement in performance in (most) games. There may be exceptions but generally the performance difference is so small it can be considered negligible.
    
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Right, I'm not trying to argue its not. I've said this repeatedly.
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