This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

why is the price of memory with the same frequency different?

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. why is the price of memory with the same frequency different?

User Info: LiQuiDsWorDs56

LiQuiDsWorDs56
3 years ago#1
I recently ordered corsair dominator platinums@1866mhz on newegg. Most people said if you dont plan on overclocking you will notice very little to no performance increase if I went to 2133mhz. I just checked and the 2133mhz ram was about $20 cheaper than mine still at 1.5 voltage. Then the same ram with a voltage at 1.65 was $80 more. Why is that?
4930k l Asus RIVE Black l EVGA SC Titan l 16gb Dominator Platinum l AX850 PSU l H100i l 6Tb 7,200 rpm l 256gb Samsung Pro I BD Drive l 900D I Alienware Optx

User Info: shdwdrgnix

shdwdrgnix
3 years ago#2
lower CAS latency would make the price higher I think.

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
3 years ago#3
Because prices don't always make a whole lot of sense.
also, unless you're using an AMD APU, there's no point in buying 1866mhz memory, and if you are, you'll notice a difference all the way up to the highest speed you can get out of DDR3.
god invented extension cords. -elchris79

User Info: LiQuiDsWorDs56

LiQuiDsWorDs56
3 years ago#4
So with my 1866mhz ram, I am more than fine for gaming which is the primary use for my comp I assume? No reason to stress 2133h mhz ram right?
4930k l Asus RIVE Black l EVGA SC Titan l 16gb Dominator Platinum l AX850 PSU l H100i l 6Tb 7,200 rpm l 256gb Samsung Pro I BD Drive l 900D I Alienware Optx

User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#5
IIRC there's no such thing as 2133mhz ram... it's all 1866 and overclocked, many times you still need to do the overclocking yourself despite it saying 2133.
http://i.imgur.com/e4IiIHn.png

User Info: TheC0ndemnedOne

TheC0ndemnedOne
3 years ago#6
WyzeGye posted...
IIRC there's no such thing as 2133mhz ram... it's all 1866 and overclocked, many times you still need to do the overclocking yourself despite it saying 2133.


The way I see it, memory advertised as having a higher clock is basically the manufacturer's way of saying "we tested it at this speed and it works fine so overclock it in your BIOS if you want to"
Steam: Sydite

User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#7
yeah, much like factory overclocked graphics cards.

I have 2133mhz rated ram. I don't see the point of buying into it right now, what with ddr4 on the way. That should do more than an extra couple hundred mhz
http://i.imgur.com/e4IiIHn.png

User Info: LiQuiDsWorDs56

LiQuiDsWorDs56
3 years ago#8
Ok I got it now. But its still overkill for gaming I suppose?
4930k l Asus RIVE Black l EVGA SC Titan l 16gb Dominator Platinum l AX850 PSU l H100i l 6Tb 7,200 rpm l 256gb Samsung Pro I BD Drive l 900D I Alienware Optx

User Info: WyzeGye

WyzeGye
3 years ago#9
yeah. don't worry about it.
http://i.imgur.com/e4IiIHn.png

User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#10
There is almost no performance difference between 1333 all the way up to 2133.
ZOMG Pokeyman craze! FC: 2036-7659-0505
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. why is the price of memory with the same frequency different?

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived