i5-6500 is the best bang for your buck and 3000 DDR4 ram improves performance by 5-20%, discuss.
I urge you to take a look at the video, in well optimized games (witcher 3) where memory bandwidth is the bottleneck you're getting more than that.
I'm not expert on this subject either but memory latency as a function of frequency has less of an impact in DDR4, this means it's pretty easy to buy 2133 RAM and OC it to 3000.
I might be wrong on this as well but I'm pretty sure DDR4 consumes less power.
>i5-6500 + H170 motherboard = $300
>A10-7870K + A68H motherboard = $170
>The i5 is slower.
Sure is great value...
Even haswell does 3200. You should be going for 3800 and above for skylake. The trident z 3800 kits goes on sale every week for like $70