There's no reason for it to not be as good, but if you're not overclocking, then there's no benefit for it either.
Both options will work just fine.
Thank you both for your help. I noticed on the board's QVL it lists several types of memory ranging from 1.35V to 1.75V. I assumed that meant the 1.35V memory I wanted was probably OK, but I thought I better ask.
My only reason for that particular memory was price (w/promo) and the fact that it was low profile. I probably won't O/C my RAM, but I may try working with the processor. And I didn't want to be limited on my aftermarket cooler choices due to RAM height.