Re: Please Help with AMD Kaveri Driver Issue (A8-7600)
Sorry to burst a bubble, but the APU is still designed with 2133 in mind for optimum performance. DDR3-1600 in dual channel would be about 25.6GB/s, where as DDR3-2133 would be about 34.13GB/s, quiet a bit of difference in overall bandwidth. Even though it's a small difference in demanding games FPS wise, it's still a drastic increase when we are talking lower frame-rate differences.
Check out all the reviews, almost every review site says these APU's NEED faster memory to be capable in anything. Most actual reviews I find won't even recommend DDR3-1600 for these fellows, at a minimum they state 1866, and recommend 2133 or higher.
As for dual channel vs single channel, I obviously never thought of that being an issue, mostly because I always build with dual channel or better in mind, so yes, you are right that was his biggest issue, but the fact remains that these APU's aren't meant for slow RAM.