Performance hit with two RAM sticks

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kunia, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. kunia, Nov 3, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2010

    kunia macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'll be ordering RAM from OWC for hex core 3.33 mac pro in the next few days. I can't spend $1k at once on 24GB, so I'm thinking of getting just 2x8GB for now and get the extra stick in about 2 months or so.
    I know theres about 25% or so theoretical bandwidth loss with just two sticks, but what's the real, noticeable performance hit vs 3...if there is any?

    thanks,
    adrian
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    #2
    The difference is pretty negligible in real world as most apps cannot take advantage of such high memory bandwidth
     

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