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Old December 16, 2008, 04:11 AM
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Default Dual Channel DDR3 Vs Triple Channel DDR3

Simple question guys. How much performance difference an I looking at between dual channel DDR3 vs triple channel DDR3 ram? I'm building a new system and on a budget so if dual channel will do until a triple channel price drop, that's probably what I'll go with.
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Old December 16, 2008, 06:48 AM
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Exploring the impact of memory speed on Core i7 performance - The Tech Report - Page 1
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Old December 16, 2008, 08:43 AM
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Here is their conclusion:
Our testing shows that you can even get away with a dual-channel config if you happen to already have a couple of DDR3 DIMMs lying around. I wouldn't skimp on that third memory module if I were building a Core i7 system from scratch, though.
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