Team Group Night Hawk RGB 16GB DDR4-3000 Review

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tingRe

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So this dual-channel kit runs around 3500 MB/s? Ant old Socket 1366 machine will beat that with triple channel DDR3 ECC RAM that sells for less than $2 per MB.

A (vintage from 2009) Dell Precision T7500 with a second processor installed running 6 channel DDR3 will more than double that.

It's about channels, not latencies. Buy a system that supports a lot of RAM channels. Then buy a lot of cheap RAM. For the $129 you spend on 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, you could get 48GB (6x4GB) DDR3 ECC 1333 MHz that will double the bandwidth in the right machine.

I give up on Tom's Hardware. It's a site for people who want pretty lights, and the crooks that sell them slow, overpriced junk machines.
 

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@TINGRE, those were the data rates, "clock speeds" or MT/s.
At 3000 MT/s, dual channel DDR4 gives you about 38 GB/s.
With my 3200 C14 dual-channel kit and Ryzen 7, I get about 47 GB/s actual bandwidth in AIDA64 benchmark (it's higher than the 41 GB/s theoretical due to caches and pre-fetches), and a latency of about 72.5ns. Also, latency is important for many things including games.
If you just wanted lots of cheap RAM then an old workstation board with DDR3 support is a good bet, but lots of people care about IPC, clock speeds, modern instruction sets and core counts too.
 

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@Tingre: the latency is important when you compare the same things! if you compare a system with 1*8GB to a 2*4GB you dont compare the same things.
in your example (where 6*4GB = 24GB not 48GB by the way... ;))
having 6*4GB of low latency RAMs is better than 6*4GB of high latency ones...

but I agree that we should have a pricing comparison. if you want 32GB of RAM, what's best? 2 * 16GB ? 4 * 8 ?
 

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We already did that.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/super-talent-project-x-f3000ux16g-ddr4-memory,5038.html
You want at least four banks.
If you don't know how that applies to your question, maybe you should read the article :D

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