Originally Posted by evilsofa
Anything I'm missing?
Supply and demand. Due to the fact that 667 is less common than 800 speed, you can often find 800 just as cheap or cheaper.
But yeah, we've been telling peeps that faster doesn't make a whole ton of difference. Sure, better timed is nice, but we are talking maybe 1-3% on benchmark scores and almost no noticible difference on FPS speeds.
For the curious, here is an early article comparing DDR3 to DDR2 on the new 1333 FSB speed boards
. Note that, even though the ram is DDR3-1333 speed, it really isn't any faster than DDR2-800 due to the timing.
So yeah, with ram, things are a bit more complex than faster x = better. And even when things are faster, it usually doesn't matter a huge ammount.
Note though that once timing gets tightened up on the DDR3 it should have a bit more of a gain.