DDR4 is really uninteresting right now. I bought 32GB of DDR3 ram 3 years ago for 132$, including shipping. Show me any benchmark that shows more than 3% improvement at any task than this kit. Which costs WAY more, for less capacity.
DDR4 right now means more expensive, and less performance. Random access is more important in ram, espescially with SSDs. Because how often do you need to load 500+MB/s? Usually it's random calculations which are the bottleneck, so all the data is available, but it has to be randomly shiffed around. Ram price/performance is a scam these days.
well im not sure its enough, my old ddr3 are running 2200Mhz at cl 9,
But they are only in dual channel if you put the new 3200Mhz in quad channel it will get you some creazy speeds. i would love for some one to get a set and over clock them 3500 "should work" get the new intel Graphics 5200 cpu and clock the living **** out of it, then run a set of these 16GB 3500Mhz quad channel ram. ofc only for fun and to see the poor intel gpu sweat : b
Quad channel theoretically has twice the bandwidth of dual channel. Same reason why you notice a huge difference between single and dual, the number of channels is doubled, therefore you can get double the bandwidth.
25.6GB/s vs. 51.2GB/s @ DDR3-1600
34GB/s vs. 68GB/s @ DDR3-2133 or DDR4-2133
For Intel K and X series CPUs that can support high DRAM frequencies, memory bandwidth can be greatly enhanced and that is ideal for those that do high performance gaming or professional work that may be very graphic or processing intensive so it benefits from higher overall bandwidth.
It's subjective, but I speak factually. X99 is not necessary for gaming, but it has significantly greater processing power than Z97. Simply because it is not superior in gaming does not mean it is not a more powerful machine.