Published on 8th October 2008 by
Still, while we understand there is a market for the niche Dominators, we honestly we prefer the better value
'With the inevitable arrival of Intel's Core i7 and the AMD socket AM3 CPUs in the near future, both of which will be DDR3-based, we decided to take a look at some 4GB kits to get you off the ground - if you were to buy now, they'd still be an investment for future upgrades.'
Originally Posted by imparGreetings!
I have the same question as I did last year:
What does one gain going from a DDR2 system to a DDR3 system?
Originally Posted by BindibadgiBriefly answered on the last page.
Originally Posted by spectre456the review was nice and all but i personally think 220 quid is still a lot of money for ram modules (plus the motherboard). I'm sure you can buy 8 gigs of ddr2 (800hmz) cheaper than 4 gigs of ddr3 or you can buy another gpu and sli/crossfire with your current one if you really want that gaming performance increase (but that might push it too far since you'll need a new psu most likely). my point is that i don't think you guys should recommend these since the price is so high and the performance seems incremental. perhaps in 1 year i'll see it as more viable.
Originally Posted by imparGreetings!Sorry, but briefly is not satisfactory.
Last year, a DDR2 speed of 800 might had been ok, today the norm is 1066.
Originally Posted by TyrmotIntel have just announced that any DDR3 running at greater than 1.65V will fry the processor, so it looks like none of these current generation of DDR3 modules, or indeed any performance/overclocked DDR3 RAM will be suitable for a core i7-based system.
So in fact if you are looking for a core i7 soon, you'd better wait for compatible DDR3 to come out... It looks like any of these modules would prove wasted when core i7 does get released.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiAt £122 it's a superb price, and at PC3-12800 (1,600MHz) it's only two pints and a packet of crisps more expensive than the £117 PC2-9200 (1,150MHz) OCZ Flex II we looked at in July (where have you been drinking recently? Pray do tell - Ed.).
Originally Posted by CupboardWere you deliberately linking to a 404 in the G.Skill page? I presume you were but you never know...
Their Pi heatsink/spreader things do look awesome but its a shame that you have to leave the fan on off for the GT1s, it looks a bit silly imo though the cooling performance is rather good.
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