Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




4530 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 41757 22-Sep-2009 18:18
Send private message

does anyone know if it is worth it to spend money for triple channel at the moment? some tests have shown insignificant difference between them. anyone has different opinion?





Create new topic
2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 257640 22-Sep-2009 20:00
Send private message

you mean DDR2 vs DDR3?
DDR3 supports triple channel
DDR2 doesn't

Lots of variables i guess, iCore 5/7 DDR3 triple, dual and single channel
AM3 DDR3 Dual or single
Core2Duo are DDR2 dual channel or single channel
AM2+/AM2 can be combinations of DDR2/DDR3 dual/single if the mobo supports it

If you love gaming and have an iCore 5/7 and want a lot faster frame rates and can afford triple channel, buy the highest mhz ddr3 you can :)

This article explains, highest mhz + triple channel does see quite an improvement and you can overclock your CPU higher with it. But it's expensive.
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/15967/8

What they don't say is the human eye can only distinguish upto round 60fps, anything higher and people won't notice. In fact most people only notice anything below 30fps.

Oh and this probably won't matter too much, but if you are building a new system, wait about a week, should see the 5850s and 5870s appear ;) and they are apparently a lot faster than the current gen of nvidia and ATI cards

So if you don't have an i5 or i7, don't get triple channel

I would say if youa re getting an iCore 7 or AM3 and DDR3 supported mobo, definitely go triple channel, otherwise you'll be left with memory in single channel(inability to do dual channel)




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

Mad Scientist
20659 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 257658 22-Sep-2009 20:43
Send private message

depends on so many factors - where the bottleneck in your system is, what you do with your system, how much money you have to burn, etc

eg for extreme gaming where your rig is already maxed out elsewhere and you can afford it, why not.
for watching youtube/htpc with a medium range graphics card - what's the point of dual channel even!
everything in between - i dont know the answer to that




Involuntary autocorrect in operation on mobile device. Apologies in advance.


 
 
 
 




4530 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 257854 23-Sep-2009 15:42
Send private message

vinnieg: you mean DDR2 vs DDR3?
DDR3 supports triple channel
DDR2 doesn't

Lots of variables i guess, iCore 5/7 DDR3 triple, dual and single channel
AM3 DDR3 Dual or single
Core2Duo are DDR2 dual channel or single channel
AM2+/AM2 can be combinations of DDR2/DDR3 dual/single if the mobo supports it

If you love gaming and have an iCore 5/7 and want a lot faster frame rates and can afford triple channel, buy the highest mhz ddr3 you can :)

This article explains, highest mhz + triple channel does see quite an improvement and you can overclock your CPU higher with it. But it's expensive.
http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/15967/8

What they don't say is the human eye can only distinguish upto round 60fps, anything higher and people won't notice. In fact most people only notice anything below 30fps.

Oh and this probably won't matter too much, but if you are building a new system, wait about a week, should see the 5850s and 5870s appear ;) and they are apparently a lot faster than the current gen of nvidia and ATI cards

So if you don't have an i5 or i7, don't get triple channel


I would say if youa re getting an iCore 7 or AM3 and DDR3 supported mobo, definitely go triple channel, otherwise you'll be left with memory in single channel(inability to do dual channel)


thanks for the link - so it seems like triple channel is definitely worth it for games...

well, i am definitely looking to get icore 7 - but wasnt sure if i should go for icore 7 920 / icore 7 extreme - dual or triple channel etc2.

the last time i built a desktop was ~5 years ago, i have been using mac for the last 3 years. need input on the latest tech to build a good machine... i thought nvidia cards are better?? or not?? damn, so much to learn

 







4530 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 257858 23-Sep-2009 15:51
Send private message

joker97: depends on so many factors - where the bottleneck in your system is, what you do with your system, how much money you have to burn, etc

eg for extreme gaming where your rig is already maxed out elsewhere and you can afford it, why not.
for watching youtube/htpc with a medium range graphics card - what's the point of dual channel even!

everything in between - i dont know the answer to that


i understand your message. i wanted to know if dual or triple channel is something of benefit to spend some money on. eg: i am not going to cough up $21k for 8 core mac pro (2.93ghz) with 32GB memory when most softwares are not yet at that level/or the difference for simple gamer like me will notice any difference... i have no intention to waste my money (not that i have that much money to throw away).

that is why i ask if dual/triple channel is something that will give significant difference or not. the websites that i came across before only show benefit in testing environment, and some shows no difference.

 

 





Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New AI legaltech product launched in New Zealand
Posted 21-Aug-2019 17:01


Yubico launches first Lightning-compatible security key, the YubiKey 5Ci
Posted 21-Aug-2019 16:46


Disney+ streaming service confirmed launch in New Zealand
Posted 20-Aug-2019 09:29


Industry plan could create a billion dollar interactive games sector
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:41


Personal cyber insurance a New Zealand first
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:26


University of Waikato launches space for esports
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:20


D-Link ANZ expands mydlink ecosystem with new mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Posted 19-Aug-2019 20:14


Kiwi workers still falling victim to old cyber tricks
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:47


Lightning Lab GovTech launches 2019 programme
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:41


Epson launches portable laser projector
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:27


Huawei launches new distributed HarmonyOS
Posted 12-Aug-2019 20:20


Lenovo introduces single-socket servers for edge and data-intensive workloads
Posted 9-Aug-2019 21:26


The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.3
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:57


Symantec sell enterprise security assets for US$ 10.7 billion to Broadcom
Posted 9-Aug-2019 16:43


Artificial tongue can distinguish whisky and identify counterfeits
Posted 8-Aug-2019 20:20



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.