RAM 800mhz vs 1600mhz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by KingJosh, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. KingJosh macrumors 6502


    Jan 11, 2012
    Is there a significant difference in RAM speed 800 vs 1600?
  2. The-Pro, Feb 6, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012

    The-Pro macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    For certain tasks there apparently is a significant difference. The peak transfer rate of 1600 is double that of 800MHz.
    However as a normal user you would most likely not notice a difference. If you are planning on purchasing, 800MHz DDR3 is not sold very much, 1066 and 1333 are what you see the most. And all macs that use DDR3 are sold with or used to be sold with 1066 or 1333.
    BTW, do you maybe mean DDR2 800MHz and DDR3 1600MHz? because the difference there is bigger.
    If you look at a performance increase for an integrated graphics card then it is different. On this forum several have put 1866MHz RAM in to their 2011 minis (w/ Intel HD 3000) and reported a decent increase in graphics performance.
    So if you see a difference or not from 800 to 1600 depends on the usage of your computer.
  3. Patra01 macrumors newbie

    Feb 6, 2012
    RAM 800mhz vs 1600mhz

    Yes, I am truly agree with opinion of The-Pro, and I think he has explained it deeply which will assist to make out more about the deference between RAM 800mhz vs 1600mhz. However if you want to learn more please have a look at the link and try to learn something.


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