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  1.    19 Feb 2017 #1
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    DDR3 vs DDR4


    Is there a significant difference between DDR3 ram and DDR4? Would it be worth actually upgrading my motherboard to one that supports DDR4?

    My specs...

    CASE: CM Storm Stryker
    CPU: Intel i5 4690K 3.5GHz
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    GPU: MSI GTX 1080
    MOBO: MSI Z97 Gaming 5
    MEMORY: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3
    SSD: 240GB (OS/Programs)
    SSD 2: 120GB (Misc)
    SSD 3: 750GB (Games)
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  2.    19 Feb 2017 #2

    There are several useful videos on youtube regarding DDR3 vs DDR4. Like this one. Your motherboard supports DDR3.
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  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3
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    The only place you`ll see a difference is in a benchmark.

    In everyday use you won`t even notice the difference.

    What speed is your memory, 1866 ??

    Just buy faster DDR3, I sold my Trident X 2400 along with my Asus Z87, it was great memory.

    2400 TridentX - F3-2400C10Q-32GTX - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory

    2666 TridentX - F3-2666C11Q-32GTXD - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory

    2800 TridentX - F3-2800C12Q-32GTXDG - G.SKILL DDR3 Memory
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  4.    19 Feb 2017 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    The only place you`ll see a difference is in a benchmark.

    In everyday use you won`t even notice the difference.
    Hmm.
    Thank you. I'll consider upgrading one day in the near future then, especially if it will help my gaming performance a bit.
    Thanks again.
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  5.    19 Feb 2017 #5
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    Yes there are advantages to DDR4, It's faster but also can use more channels so larger single sticks can be used which saves real estate on the MB and more RAM can be crammed in smaller boards.
    Whole system performance improvement may be determined mostly by application/game used but all together can improve performance to some extent because memory speed plays just a small part overall.
    The biggest point is that it's on a new platform that has more potentials for upgrade.
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  6.    19 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Yes there are advantages to DDR4, It's faster but also can use more channels so larger single sticks can be used which saves real estate on the MB and more RAM can be crammed in smaller boards.
    Whole system performance improvement may be determined mostly by application/game used but all together can improve performance to some extent because memory speed plays just a small part overall.
    The biggest point is that it's on a new platform that has more potentials for upgrade.
    Thank you muchly. I will strongly consider getting a new Mobo then. Thanks again.
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  7.    19 Feb 2017 #7
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    A new board will probably require a new cpu.
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  8.    19 Feb 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    A new board will probably require a new cpu.
    Not probably but for sure, that range of processors does not support DDR4.
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  9.    19 Feb 2017 #9
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    Thanks guys. Looks like I have a bit of upgrading to do sometime in the near future. I appreciate all the feedback.
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  10.    19 Feb 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeK View Post
    Thanks guys. Looks like I have a bit of upgrading to do sometime in the near future. I appreciate all the feedback.
    Looking more like a new build with keeping some stuff. MB + CPU + RAM + GPU = 90% of whole computer, probably price wise too. You'll also get opportunity for faster SSD(s), faster PCIe bus and a bunch of other improvements.
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