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Timing or frequency?

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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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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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Intel - frequency
AMD - Timings

Thats my understanding anyway.
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!