I know the differences are very slight... I'm really just very curious to know which is the actual fastest setting to choose. I know that if I can somehow get 2000 to run at 9-9-9 I'll definitely go for that. Right now I'm running 1800 w/ 8-8-8. For some reason 1800 8-8-8 seems faster than 1600 7-7-7
If anyone else has an opinion on this please let me know!!
overshocked, good read - It does look like speed trumps CL for the i7 systems - With some cavets.
Although it limited to DD3 1600 at top end ie dated - can draw some conclusions from it.
It seems that it is dependent also on the app.
I looked elsewere and could not find any "good" comparisions, using OPs speed/CL
Did some cherry picking ( not a good think, but did to only point out)
Quotes from articile:
Left 4 Dead scales better with increased memory speeds. However, low memory latencies are much more important here, as you can see by the fact that DDR3-1066 at CL6 timings is faster than DDR3-1333 and DDR3-1600 at relaxed timing settings.
3DS Max benefits from low latency memory, but it can also take slight advantage of high clock speeds. If you have to choose, pick the lower latency RAM.
WinRAR is very memory sensitive, and delivers nice time savings with faster memory. For this benchmark, high memory speed is more important than tight timings. From Conclusion:
Knowing all of these results, it is obvious that highest speed DDR3 memory only makes sense for serious enthusiasts, or for those with unlimited budgets. Everyone else should focus on mainstream clock speeds of DDR3-1066 or DDR3-1333, and go for a trustworthy brand and the quickest timings their budget allows.
I guess I can give it a rest for now.. I just really want to know that's all. I want to set my RAM to the fastest stable setting possible.. I guess I am a little power hungry with this new system I built