investigatememory AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer

It is often debated that using more expensive "enthusiast-grade" memory will help application and gaming performance. We use the latest AMD FX-8150 8-core processor and ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula 990FX to find out if that holds true for the Bulldozers…

Test Setup

  • CPU: AMD FX-8150 8-core/8 thread processor @ 4.7Ghz (all power saving options disabled)
  • Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair V Formula (BETA 9905 bios made by Shamino - with latest BD AGESA, unlocks higher memory multipliers up to 2400)
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 6990 (Crossfire) with Catalyst 11.10 Preview 2 (8.901.2.0)
  • HSF: Thermalright Silver Arrow with 2 Fans
  • SSD: Corsair X128 SSD
  • PSU: CM Silent Pro M 1000W
  • OS: Windows 7 x64 with SP1

Contenders:

  • SGD$30 Value Ram - 1333MHz 9-9-9-24 1T
  • SGD$50 Value Ram - 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 1T
  • SGD$100 High End Kit - 1600MHz 7-8-7-24 1T
  • SGD$180 Extreme Level Kit - 2133Mhz 7-10-7-27 1T

 

AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth/Latency Test:

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aida 1600loose AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer

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wPrime:

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wprime1600loose AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer

wprime1600tight AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer

wprime2133 AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer

 

 x264 HD Benchmark 4.0 (video encoding)

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Crysis 2 1.9 Ultra (DirectX 11)

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Left 4 Dead 2 (DirectX 9)

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Conclusion

We'll let our readers make the conclusions in the comments section below icon smile AMD FX 8150 Memory Scaling Investigation   Feeding the Bulldozer