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Old 12-16-11, 09:50 AM   #14
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Default Re: What's up with Intel going back to dual channel memory?

Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Odd that no one has mentioned:

Intel has gone to quad channel with Socket 2011, and the Sandy Bridge E processors.
Yea, which makes even less sense for the typical desktop user. Sandy Bridge E is considered a workstation / server platform, so the real advantage is in the number of DIMMS you can stick onto one board. The other thing to point out is that if you were using memory intensive programs that required ECC memory, quad channel could be useful because the modules are usually clocked slower. You might have 1333 mhz ECC modules where a desktop user could be using 1600+.
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