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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Hardware News |

The memory controller of Ivy Bridge

 

If a product Intel has a lot to talk without a doubt this is your current desktop microprocessor socket LGA 1155 Ivy Bridge-DT , although one of its improvements is that little is said about his new memory controller integrated (BMI) DDR3-1600 (his predecessor Sandy Bridge-DT has a DDR3-1333 controller). Computer Base comes from a long but very interesting review to the memory controller Ivy Bridge-DT.

For this test used a computer based on an Intel Core i7-3770K “Ivy Bridge-DT”, which tested a wide variety of memory modules from different manufacturers DDR3-1066/1333/1600/1866/2133 and various latencies. Here the results:

The results vary greatly depending on the applications tested, with very few who exploit the use of DDR3 memory with a frequency above 1600MHz, the frequency officially supported by the memory controller integrated microprocessors Ivy Bridge-DT.

On average using DDR3-2133 gives a yield of between 1% to 1.1% higher than using DDR3-1600 memory, so for most users these look more desirable. Although we stress again that there are situations where the performance differences are important, so that users of such applications if it would be worth the additional cost for the memories of frequencies above 1600MHz.

We recommend reviewing the full review of Computer Base.

Link: Test: Welchen RAM für Intel „Ivy Bridge“? (Computer Base)

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