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    News - A-DATA launches super-quick dual-channel DDR3 memory

    World's first modules to ship at 2,200MHz, ideal for Intel's Core i5 perhaps?
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    Re: News - A-DATA launches super-quick dual-channel DDR3 memory

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    World's first modules to ship at 2,200MHz, ideal for Intel's Core i5 perhaps?
    What speed does the i5's memory controller talk to the RAM at?

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    Re: News - A-DATA launches super-quick dual-channel DDR3 memory

    Core i5???? what's the point in putting phenominally expensive ultra fast memory in a cut price CPU & Motherboard rig? You might as well put 1333 memory in a full core i7 rig as it will work out at about the same price.

    Sorry guys this is going to be for enthusiasts with core i7 extreme cpu's and triple channel boards.

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    Re: News - A-DATA launches super-quick dual-channel DDR3 memory

    Quote Originally Posted by UnixNerd View Post
    Core i5???? what's the point in putting phenominally expensive ultra fast memory in a cut price CPU & Motherboard rig? You might as well put 1333 memory in a full core i7 rig as it will work out at about the same price.

    Sorry guys this is going to be for enthusiasts with core i7 extreme cpu's and triple channel boards.
    You seem to be missing the point - core i7 9xx chips with triple channel don't need fast RAM - the bandwidth can be provided by the triple channel. It's precisely core i5 and core i7 8xx with their dual channel controllers that *do* benefit from high speed RAM. But the controller has to be able to talk to the RAM at that speed too

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    Re: News - A-DATA launches super-quick dual-channel DDR3 memory

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    You seem to be missing the point - core i7 9xx chips with triple channel don't need fast RAM - the bandwidth can be provided by the triple channel. It's precisely core i5 and core i7 8xx with their dual channel controllers that *do* benefit from high speed RAM. But the controller has to be able to talk to the RAM at that speed too
    His point remains though. Unless the Core i5s / little i7s overclock like buggery (more so than the original i7s) or cost next to nothing, then it's a bit redundant spending £150+ on a CPU, £100+ on a motherboard, then spending 3 times the norm on RAM. You might as well just go for the original i7 in the first place.

    I don't get super-speed RAM anyway, regardless of platform. It is almost entirely a complete waste of money. Things have changed a lot since the days of super-low latency making considerable differences on Athlon64s. RAM such as this is there for 2 primary reasons - epeen and to pry into the wallets of the insanely gullible who have more money than sense.

    //edit: Maybe something for Tarinder to explore in a follow up to the i5 / i7 8xx review?
    Last edited by this_is_gav; 29-07-2009 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Making sure Tarinder earns his money. :P

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