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  ddr3 worth the price diff over ddr2? 
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R S Feb 22, 2010, 11:32pm EST Report Abuse
in real world application, what is the performance difference between, say ddr2-800and ddr3-1333?

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BoT Feb 23, 2010, 01:06am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ddr3 worth the price diff over ddr2?
quiet a bit. even better if you go 1600. not to mention the future compatibility.
ddr3 goes up to 2000 and 2133.
going from 800 to 1600 mhz is a nice move and eliminates one more bottleneck

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Plug & Play Feb 23, 2010, 07:28am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ddr3 worth the price diff over ddr2?
TBH its not a question of speed its a question of BANDWIDTH....and the two are not strictly related. That is why if you are a pure gamer an i7 system is better then and i5 as the latter on uses triple channel memory instead of the double the bandwidth is greater. Vital if you have say an HIGH END GPU and that.

I would not change a system based on you have just quicker memory...

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Bungle Feb 24, 2010, 06:30pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ddr3 worth the price diff over ddr2?
the answer to that question is going to depend on the application.

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Dublin_Gunner Feb 26, 2010, 06:27am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: ddr3 worth the price diff over ddr2?
By price difference, you obviously mean cheaper for the same quantity?

So yes, it is well worth spending less money on faster ram.

DDR3 has really come down a lot in price, and standard clocked kits (1333) can be regularly had for cheaper than an equivalent quantity of DDR2-800.

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