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Timing or frequency?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by stevednmc, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. stevednmc

    stevednmc New Member

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    Whats more important for a performance oriented pc? Lower timing (latency) or higher frequency?

    Reason I ask...

    A while back I bought some memory that was, if memory serves, rated at 2100mhz at a CAS 9. I have to look later, but I believe those were the stats. Now I cant find it anywhere, seems to be discontinued, but I can find some at that frequency with a CAS11, between 2100 and 2300Mhz.

    My guess is this memory didnt perform as it should with tighter timings? These are Kingston HyperX modules btw.

    Thoughts?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Both will give you better performance, but frequency will have the most impact with newer platforms.
     
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    Intel - frequency
    AMD - Timings

    Thats my understanding anyway.
     
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    Yes and no on both. Both need high frequency with decent timings to make them worth a damn. It's a balance thing to be honest..
     
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    Thanks for all the input!
     

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