13 Replies Latest reply on May 24, 2012 11:22 AM by Tamas

    Ddr3 1333 vs 1600 vs 2133 memory

    Tamas Level 1

      Hi there!


      I'm planning on building a new sandy/ivy bridge based pc for using with adobe cs6, but i'm a little bit lost in the research on buying the right memory for the right cpu.  The two cpus i`m interested in are the core i7 970 and the core i7 3930k. They should support up to 1333mhz and 1600mhz memory, but the ram manufacturers offer memory of 2133mhz and even higher.

      The i73930k  should support up to 64gb of ram, while the i7 970 sticks at  the support of 24gb. Considering future upgrades, i prefer the i7 3930k.


      So my question is: will there be any noticable difference in performance with a higher than 1600mhz memory kit on an i3930k?


      Fyi: I`m not planning to overclock and will mostly be using premiere, after effects, illustrator and photoshop. Furthermore, the system will include some ssd`s as well as a zotac gtx580 amp2 video card.


      Thanks in advance for your help!