2x16gb 3200 mhz vs 4x8gb 3200mhz
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4 minutes ago, xg32 said:
hardware unboxed did a test on 2 sticks vs 4, there was a definitive benefit to using 4 sticks, as long as the imc can handle it it's probably ~3% faster in general. This is good for people that doesn't oc.
That was just comparing single rank modules though iirc (2x8GB vs 4x4GB?).
In OP's case, performance should be pretty much the same between the two options, since we're talking about 2x DR vs 4x SR. I don't think it'd be worth sacrificing on future upgradability by going with 4x8GB instead of 2x16 (unless OP specifically wants four sticks for aesthetic reasons for instance).