Originally Posted by cadaveca
Ah. well, you know, timings have some impact, but not a large impact, on INtel memroy controllers. Timings are more important on AMD, as the controller itself isn't as efficient at using all of the available bandwidth the bus and DIMMs provide.
For quad kits, you'll find many OEMs are using the same timings. G.Skill does have a few faster MHz kits, and one kit with 9-11-9 timings @ 2133 MHz, but I am not currently aware of other quad kits tighter than that @ 2133 MHz. This NOT G.Skill's best quad kit.
Ive compared pricing it seems logical to go with 2 dual channel kits considering unless the new kits have a memory controller on module like FBDIMMs or RIMMs.