AMD A10-6800K Richland Ram Speed Test - ADATA RAM - 2400 MHz vs 1600 MHz

We decided to test out the AMD A10-6800K at the stock speed with some fast ADATA ram. Here is what we used to test:

Here are the results shown in the video. We did some further testing at 2400 MHz. 

The system isn't the most balanced system ever. We just threw it together to specifically test the memory. 

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Nice test.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

please do one with the system overclocked, ram 2400 or better, igpu 1100 or better and cpu 4500 or better. k thnx bye.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

I think that's in store, this is just proof of concept with stock clocks on the APU.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Ahhh, logan got his hands on the 6800k, very interesting.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Interesting, I can't wait to see the video about CPU bottlenecking.

posted 1 year 11 months ago


lol... i know what your results will show, on intel the difference between ram thats faster than native mmu supported will be small. on amd you will get consistently more bandwith and on amd apu's you will get a perfomance bump for using faster ram...

as for testing against the old i7 920 is that a dig? lol.(my  sys is i7920 based).. 

all you will see is more bandwidth on the ram but pertty much zero perfomance gains in real world aplication.

yes you will see a slight variance in that lower latency ram benefits games a bit more, while higher latencies but faster ram gives a little bump in productivity. but the difference is marginal at best your looking at 1-2% even with a 25% increase in actual ram bandwidth...

because the apu is a completley different design in that its much more intergrated the ram can have a much more dramatic effect on perfomance. the cpu mmu will still probably max out its ram usage at 1866 while the gpu part of the chip will take full advantage of the faster ram...

so while your conducting your test. please make sure you include cpu memory intensive tests not just gpu memory intensive tests.

 the 1 thing im unsure about is the amd apu mmu, when the cpu is oc'd does the native speed at which the mmu works also increase. if this is the case then overlocking that cpu could potentially bring a lot of perfomance gains i would like to see this tested.


beleive it or not im actually looking forward to the results. they will likely back up what ive already said and if they dont il learn something new... ;)

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Added some more tests. 

posted 1 year 11 months ago

My friend is ordering this same APU and a few other different components today. I told him about the RAM speeds. He wasn't quiet sure it made that much of a difference.

Glad this came out now.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

Sometimes, things amaze me, like the mega website actually uses the native open source standard strong encryption to push a javascript, that then uses it's own weaker nondescript 128-bit javascript based decryption... why? what's the reason? I hate stuff like that, because it's so contrary to logic that there has to be something wrong with it. Since there was no way to get around that javascript, and because Firefox didn't even want to play ball with anywhere near acceptable permissions, I had to install chromium and step run it in a container to get to the file. Totally space!

Aida also mentions a Samsung SSD, probably a false readout?

By the way, Gigabyte AMD boards also read out XMP profiles, and can overclock the RAM automatically to those profiles, and I'm convinced they actually implemented it before Asus. I'm not sure about MSI boards, but it's certainly not only Asus that offers that functionality.

Big thanks for the benchmarking, I didn't expect such good results from that hardware, it really opens up some economically interesting perspectives for allround systems, did you by any chance also test it in some manner with GNU/Linux with the latest open source v. catalyst drivers?

posted 1 year 11 months ago

well heres an info i found out from the major brands of FM2 motherboards

correct me if i am wrong but so far I seen Asus is the only board which support up to 2GB to be used for Video RAM. And Asus BIOS combined with AMD Overdrive should allow the RAM and GPU to be overclocked at the same time. Reports the onboard GPU is able to clock at around 1GHz while retaining the stock CPU clocks and the faster GPU clocks does affect the games framerate.

Metro Last Night does make the APU system work really hard,

will you guys do more test using Crysis 3, BattleField 3, Far Cry 3 and Dirt 3? Since these games are the mainstream titles most are playing at the momentThanks



posted 1 year 11 months ago

If you need a test bed for the i7 920 I can provide results also.

posted 1 year 8 months ago

It will really be awesome when when we switch to DDR 4 and pair it with a 8-core APU

posted 1 year 11 months ago

How about a video on overclocking RAM on AM3+ motherboards? Especially overclocking 4 sticks.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

So with these parts (similar to what is listed above):

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pavKPrice breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pavK/by_merchant/Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1pavK/benchmarks/

  • CPU: AMD A10-6800K 4.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($144.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Motherboard: Asus F2A85-V PRO ATX FM2 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Amazon) 
  • Memory: A-Data XPG V2 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2600 Memory ($359.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Amazon) 
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Power Supply: Fractal Design Integra R2 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Total: $1104.92

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 00:53 EDT-0400)

 You have a ~$1,100 console replacement gaming PC?

I would rather buy:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1paHzPrice breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1paHz/by_merchant/Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1paHz/benchmarks/

  • CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($164.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($204.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon) 
  • Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US) 
  • Total: $1069.91

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-07 01:02 EDT-0400)

I don't know, but that would make more sense than buying >$300 RAM that was listed for this build. If I'm buying an APU based system, I wouldn't be spending that kind of $ on the RAM. I would be more apt to buy $60-80 1866-2400 based RAM sets (8 gb's) to go with the APU setup and thus make it a bit more affordable. It might just be me, but that is how I see it.

I do appreciate all of the hard work in testing this kind of system out, so we can see the benefits of the faster RAM, but for the $ it doesn't make sense to me.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

posted 1 year 11 months ago

16GB is quite excessive even for games which only use up to 4GB max

they were only testing to confirm that faster RAM means better performance on an APU system

should really try testing using AMD's new 13.8 beta drivers

you could choose cheaper RAM which are rated at 2400MHz and still get similar framerate

posted 1 year 11 months ago

They said this build was just to test the ram not an example to build a console replacer. Made such a long post for nothing.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

These APU's make some awesome little 720p gaming rigs. Just grab some quick RAM and a 720p native monitor, maybe even a 1600x900 native monitor and the image will look fine. My brothers want a PC to play Minecraft, COD, and shit like that on so this is gonna work out great. I already have an A8-3870k that AMD sent me but I may just go ahead and get an A10.

posted 1 year 11 months ago

XMP profiles always worked on my Gigabyte 990fxa-ud3. I don't see the point anyway, takes just as long to chose the profile as it does to chose the ram multiplier. Plus a couple seconds to set the latency. I guess if you don't know your timings the profiles could come in handy...

posted 1 year 11 months ago

So, does this seem to work the same way with the Intel chips? I vaguely recall it being said that it doesn't on a recent tech, but I may have heard wrong.

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Even if you go with a true budget build (not 1k like lunyone pointed out), with as cheap as gfx cards are getting, there's really no reason to get an APU system.  You can pick up a 7770 for $100, some even less with MIR's.  The slow ram vs fast ram argument is kinda invalid.  After checking prices on Newegg the cheapest (happens to be 1600) 8GB is $57, cheapest 2400 is $70.  Or you can buy 4GB of ram for $35 and put the left over for the 7770.  Cheapest on Newegg right now is $80 after MIR, only $45 more than the APU setup.  And some of that difference could prolly be made up with a different cpu/mobo choice.


You guys (Logan or whoever does the testing) should throw a 7770 on this system and put the cheapest 4GB of ram you can find and compare performance...

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I have a misunderstanding or a question about memory RAM Logan is using. I'm not that new in computers but this is something is not clear for me. What is the difference between using a Corsair Vengeance that says 2x4 1600Mhz http://mae.cr/oYbP and a 2x41866Mhz http://mae.cr/j7iB ? I can overclock the 1600Mhz memory up to 1866 with my motherboard BIOS so, what is the difference?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

1866 memory is will run at 1866.  1600 may or may not be able to OC to 1866.  RAM is a bit different than cpu's and gpu's, they generally don't have much OC headroom than what they're rated at.  Just look this video, the ram is rated at 2600 but they weren't even able to get it to run that stable.... so maybe my first comment about 1866 running at 1866 isn't exactly true either, although it typically is at lower speeds

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Thanks :)

posted 1 year 10 months ago

Could I get as much ajustability on the ram using this mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157339?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

and can you do a test of a 6800k crossfired with a 7750?

posted 1 year 10 months ago

I guess this is good to know if you want to know how to push your laptop to the max if it contains an APU. Other than that, if I would go for a stationary computer then I would go for a real graphics card and processor over an APU setup. But this gives me a sight of what a rig like that might be capable of doing. Thanks!

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Looked all over before asking this.. What application do you use to test the speed at which the RAM moves data??

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Ok I got it.. AIDA64.

posted 1 year 7 months ago

What did you do to run the 2400 MHz memory on the mobo?

posted 1 year 7 months ago

Given the release of 2800mhz ram kits I would love to see a test with that, i realize its a tad on the crazy expensive side but it would be nice to see if it still scales well with the extra mhz or if it plateaus at some point


posted 1 year 6 months ago

What is that test bed they keep showing and where can I get one?

posted 5 months 4 weeks ago

1.I'm confused many gamer are using 1600 MHz because of the CAS latency, but the result Clock speed is more needed so what is the most important CAS latency or Clock speed?

2.CAS latency is for performance and Clock speed is for gaming?

Because I intend to but 2133 MHz the choice is CL9 and CL11