Agent Orange wrote:Does dual channel make a big difference in performance?
I hadn't read much on the subject since last fall when I put together the clawhammer rig. Back then there was about a 5% performance gain in real world apps, sometimes less. As best as I can tell after doing a little reading today, that's still true today... Hopefully someone else will correct me if I'm wrong.
I would definitely go for a 939 socket today because of potential developments for that socket. When I bought the clawhammer nine months ago it was the better deal with the 1meg cache.
I think you will find these helpful. Look at the benches vs. common apps.
On board cache- Tech Report 8-3-2004
Tcmag dual vs single channel- TCmag4-20-2005