CAS Latency or Dual-channel more important? Tags: Memory Latency Cases Dual Channel Last response: June 21, 2010 2:45 PM in Memory Share sky12 June 19, 2010 4:03:48 PM i wanna know what is more important Dual-channel or case latency of the ram i mean if i would buy 2 stick each one has 1 gb and case latency 6 to make dual channel or buy 2 gb (1 stick )ram and case latency is 4 or 5???? so what is more important ??? and why ?? and thanks in advance More about : cas latency dual channel important LoneWolf_53 June 19, 2010 4:57:56 PM Part of the equation also depends on what you use your PC for most of the time. In my case I'm not a gamer so I prefer going with Dual Channel and it's ability to deal with more bandwidth. If someone is into a lot of gaming or 3D then faster access which is tied to latency might be preferable. I realize it's a bit dated but this article might give you a better idea of what the differences are......... http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=873 jsc a b } Memory June 21, 2010 2:11:05 PM CAS 4 or 5 will be faster, but the dual channel will move more data. The two are not quite the same thing. Imagine: you are moving. Which do you want - a fast, zippy little two seat sports car or a station wagon towing a trailer? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer saint19 a c 159 } Memory June 21, 2010 2:45:17 PM Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum. Both are important. In ur case the best option are CL4 or CL5 since a lower CL means a faster RAM. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhat is more important ? CAS Latency or faster DDR ForumWhich is more important : Lower CAS latency or higher clock? ForumMixing ram with different CAS latency and memory size ForumMore important ? latency or speed ForumDual-Channel memory operation ForumLatency or Bandwidth more important ? ForumCas latency and voltage (G.Skill) Forum8 gigs of cas 7 latency or 12 gigs of cas 9 latency (cheaper)!!!! ForumA question about RAM frequency and CAS latency ForumCan you feel your CAS Latency ? ForumCAS Latency VS. Peak data rate ForumCAS Latency Considerations - Need Your Expertise! ForumPlease Advise. Pushing Lower CAS Latency ForumCAS latency ForumProblems with the CAS latency ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum6gb Tri-Channel, Need more? ForumDPC latency problem with p6t/ creative xfi drivers - stuttering Forum1600 MHz CAS 7 vs 1800MHz CAS 8 ForumCass latency dfifernce More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !