Benchmark 2011 15" 2.5 GHz 16 GB RAM

thekev

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I'm not sure how much ram adds to benchmark scores. You don't buy ram for benchmarks anyway. You buy it if you run programs that push around a lot of data.
 

thundersteele

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I'm not sure how much ram adds to benchmark scores. You don't buy ram for benchmarks anyway. You buy it if you run programs that push around a lot of data.
Not much I think. The benchmark seems to be focussed more on RAM speed than on pure amount. So 8 GB of 1600 RAM would probably achieve a higher score.
 

Mr. Retrofire

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Is bus frequency of 100 MHz correct? I thought it would be much higher than that.
This is the reference clock or base clock.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge#Overclocking

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Not much I think. The benchmark seems to be focussed more on RAM speed than on pure amount. So 8 GB of 1600 RAM would probably achieve a higher score.
Yes, but only 5-10 percent, even in RAM-benchmarks. Much less in real applications, so not worth the money. Before you ask for references: Someone compared all RAM types (up to 2100 MHz) here on MR. Search here or use Google. Thank you! :)
 
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