Now speed itself will have a bigger impact than timings. So 1866 CL9 will see better performance than 1600 CL7.
So, the 1866Mhz CL 9 with have the same or better results than the 1600Mhz CL 7? I thought the RAM speeds only mattered up to a certain point depending on the CPU. For the i7 860, I think it was 1333Mhz before it lost the 1:1 Ratio. Will overclocking compensate for this, or am I completely wrong on this point?
Unless you are overclocking or the speed difference is huge, you really wont' even notice a difference in speeds (clock or timings).
Will it matter if I plan to overclock? I was hoping to hit 4Ghz and have RAM performance to compliment it.