Does DDR3 memory Speed really matter in gaming?

i was just wondering with memory stick is better and does clock speed, Cas Latency, and Timing matter when it comes to memory/Gaming ?


- i'm open to suggestions , the max im looking for is 8 GB of ddr3 ram
-I also have a Z77A-G45 gaming MSI motherboard if needed

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  1. with an APU (built in graphics cards into the CPU) the ram speed is very important. with chips without a GPU built in, like the AMD FX series 1600Mhz is usually good enough, anything over 1866Mhz prob wont be felt in games performance
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    You want your RAM to be 1600Mhz min. 1.5v preferably (the 1.6v ones are older tech, for that speed at least). Cl 9-9-9-24 is a good base. Lower CAS is better.
  3. 1600/9 is entry level and sufficient, for strictly gaming moving up to 1866 or 2133 can garner you up to a couple or more extra FPS
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