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Daily News Round #3 for December 12, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 12, 2004
By Steve Dougherty from Dec 12, 2004 @ 23:16 CST

- Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings

The question of sheer 1:1 FSB bandwidth versus a lower FSB but with tightenend timings, i'm sure it gets asked multiple times every day on popular forums around the globe... and due to the nature of how memory works (higher mhz almost always meaning slackened off latencies) it's certainly a legitimate one too... The guys over at Bona Fide Reviews look into it all in more detail for us and also help explain why faster memory usually means slower timings for those of you still trying to get your head around it all. A good readup for overclockers / tweakers on any level.


WMemory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings All memory is not created equal, nowadays you need to know which 'flavor' is best for an Intel or AMD PC if you expect the best performance back from your investment.


When Intel released the i865PE/i875P dual channel core logic alongside the Intel Pentium 4C processors, the memory game changed forever. With a DDR memory controller now capable of running dual channel, the Pentium 4 was no longer to be bandwidth limited as it had been with the i845 series. Those single channel DDR chipsets, like the i845PE for instance, could only provide half the bandwidth required by the Pentium 4 processor due to its single channel memory controller.


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