Does Ram speed matter?

Discussion in 'Computer Memory and Hard Drives' started by bm23, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. bm23

    bm23 New Member

    Messages:
    1,160
    Is there a noticeable difference in ram speed, say. 1600 vs 1866 or 1333 vs 1600, assuming no OC?
     
  2. claptonman

    claptonman New Member

    Messages:
    5,480
    Between 1333 and 1600, I would say there is a difference, depending on your timings on the RAM, too. Between 1600 and 1866, I don't think many boards or processors use the extra speed all that well. Getting 1600 RAM with good timings is the best bet, in my opinion. (Better timings = lower. 8-8-8-24 is better than 9-10-9-27)
     
  3. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    14,379
    Technically, there's a difference between them all. Timings don't make that much difference anymore, most new CPUs are able to hide latency better and a 10 cycle CAS delay isn't exactly that long when you have 667000000 cycles available.

    That said, overall, I'd say you likely wouldn't notice the difference unless you ran benchmarks.
     
  4. bm23

    bm23 New Member

    Messages:
    1,160
    Thanks for the replies guys :good: I was gona get 8gb of 1866, instead of 1600 since the price difference isn't a lot but since there's no noticeable difference in performance, no point wasting those 15 bucks then :D
     

Share This Page