Question Which is more efficient 1600mhz 12gb or 1866mhz 8gb?

JAYESH_

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i do have a setup
AMD A8 6600k
GIGABYTE GA-F2A58M-S1
4gb 1600Mhz DDR3


want to add more ram and graphics
thinking to add 8gb ram stick
question is which one should i buy 1600Mhz 8gb or 1866Mhz 8gb
Which is more efficient 1600Mhz 12gb(4gb + 8gb) or 1866Mhz 8gb?
one more question will GTX970 bottleneck?
 
If you add an 1866 with your 1600 it will run at 1600.....so I don't see any sense in buying 1866.

"Which is more efficient 1600Mhz 12gb(4gb + 8gb) or 1866Mhz 8gb? "
A few years ago I would have said the 8 GB.....but being 8GB is about the minimum these days.....I'd go for the 12.

"one more question will GTX970 bottleneck? "
I think the CPU might be a little on the slow side for that GPU....but not much.....and not to the point where I wouldn't try it.
 

Eximo

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Adding 1866 memory to 1600 memory is almost certainly going to result in a boot at 1066 or 1333, then you will have to manually configure the memory to run at 1600Mhz. You can't have different speeds at the same time, so spending extra for 1866 isn't all that useful. if it happens to be the cheapest, buy more if you want more than 8GB.

GTX970 will bottleneck almost certainly. But when mixing parts like this, I always say, who cares. There is only so far back you want to go when purchasing used graphics cards. If you can wrangle up a GTX1060 that would be a preferred choice.
 

JAYESH_

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Adding 1866 memory to 1600 memory is almost certainly going to result in a boot at 1066 or 1333, then you will have to manually configure the memory to run at 1600Mhz. You can't have different speeds at the same time, so spending extra for 1866 isn't all that useful. if it happens to be the cheapest, buy more if you want more than 8GB.

GTX970 will bottleneck almost certainly. But when mixing parts like this, I always say, who cares. There is only so far back you want to go when purchasing used graphics cards. If you can wrangle up a GTX1060 that would be a preferred choice.
Thanks for reply !
moving on with buying 8Gb 1600Mhz with which i can get 12gb of ram
For your GraphicsCard suggestion which Ididnt understood
coz i know 1050ti or 1060 will definitely bottle my cpu
dats why i was thinking to buy gtx970
 

Eximo

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GTX970 is a bit faster than a 1050Ti, so not sure where that is coming from.

Trying to prevent a bottleneck is somewhat pointless. Either you computer can handle a game engine well enough so that it doesn't matter, or it won't. The GPU will have idle time if the CPU isn't fast enough. On the other hand, anytime it is not, you can crank the graphics up as high as you want and get better quality.

The idea of bottlenecking is under ideal circumstances. It makes no sense to put an RTX2080Ti in there and then try to run 1080p at 400FPS, it just won't work. You take that same system and want to run 4K 120hz, then the 2080Ti might be fine with that level of CPU. It all comes down to the processing tasks the CPU has to do. Now that probably wouldn't work either, but it just demonstrates what people mean by bottleneck.

Every system has a bottleneck, when building it is best to avoid making anyone too much that you have wasted potential that you paid for.

In this case, you, presumably, want to get the most out of the system that you can. Putting the fastest GPU you can afford in there now is a somewhat wise investment. As long as you plan to replace the CPU/Motherboard/Ram in the near future.

In fact that might be the better option for you. Instead of picking up a used GTX970, which are about $100, and some DDR3 ram, you could put a little more into it and get something like a Ryzen 2200G, B450 motherboard, and 8GB of DDR4.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($41.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $186.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 14:58 EDT-0400


Then start saving for a decent GPU, and possibly even future CPU upgrade.
 
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JAYESH_

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GTX970 is a bit faster than a 1050Ti, so not sure where that is coming from.

Trying to prevent a bottleneck is somewhat pointless. Either you computer can handle a game engine well enough so that it doesn't matter, or it won't. The GPU will have idle time if the CPU isn't fast enough. On the other hand, anytime it is not, you can crank the graphics up as high as you want and get better quality.

The idea of bottlenecking is under ideal circumstances. It makes no sense to put an RTX2080Ti in there and then try to run 1080p at 400FPS, it just won't work. You take that same system and want to run 4K 120hz, then the 2080Ti might be fine with that level of CPU. It all comes down to the processing tasks the CPU has to do. Now that probably wouldn't work either, but it just demonstrates what people mean by bottleneck.

Every system has a bottleneck, when building it is best to avoid making anyone too much that you have wasted potential that you paid for.

In this case, you, presumably, want to get the most out of the system that you can. Putting the fastest GPU you can afford in there now is a somewhat wise investment. As long as you plan to replace the CPU/Motherboard/Ram in the near future.

In fact that might be the better option for you. Instead of picking up a used GTX970, which are about $100, and some DDR3 ram, you could put a little more into it and get something like a Ryzen 2200G, B450 motherboard, and 8GB of DDR4.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 3 2200G 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte B450M DS3H Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($64.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($41.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $186.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-02 14:58 EDT-0400


Then start saving for a decent GPU, and possibly even future CPU upgrade.
Now thats what am thinking of
just dropping the idea of getting GPU
coz everyones saying atlast its not worth whatever i will do
i will have to upgrade the CPU in near future
as the GPU wont be usable at its full power

So great thanks for the reply!!

last one so even if i took gtx970 i can use dat with your above mention specs ryt?
or which will be best GPU for dat specs for under ₹15k
 
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Eximo

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I mean if you are running an A8 6600k as your graphics chip now, the Ryzen 2200G will be a huge improvement. Enough for 1080p in lighter titles.

Ryzen 2400G, 3200G, and 3400G are also options, depends on what you have to spend. Though for $80 it is hard to beat the price/performance of a 2200G.

Yes, you can put a GTX970 into any PCIe board as long as you have enough of a power supply to run it. Only slight caveat is that the 2200G only offers 8x PCIe lanes to the slot, but that only matters if you are running the highest end cards.
 
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JAYESH_

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I mean if you are running an A8 6600k as your graphics chip now, the Ryzen 2200G will be a huge improvement. Enough for 1080p in lighter titles.

Ryzen 2400G, 3200G, and 3400G are also options, depends on what you have to spend. Though for $80 it is hard to beat the price/performance of a 2200G.

Yes, you can put a GTX970 into any PCIe board as long as you have enough of a power supply to run it. Only slight caveat is that the 2200G only offers 8x PCIe lanes to the slot, but that only matters if you are running the highest end cards.
Thank you!! For your help
Now i think i should buy a CPU instead of GPU.
 

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