Solved More important? latency or speed Tags: Memory Latency Product Last response: August 21, 2011 3:04 AM in Memory Share king of rock August 14, 2011 7:10:39 PM Looking at these two for VIDEO editing / rendering as well as photo editing (no games) $45.00 ram Patriot Signature 8GB (12800) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=20-220-... $65.00 ram G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (10600) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... motherboard ASRock Z68 PRO3-M cpu Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge I assume Patriot is too good a deal to pass up, but I was attracted to the CAS Latency of 7 on G.Skills to 9 on Patriot vs. the 10600 to 12800 speed difference. Bottom line, I appeal to you tuned in folks: which matters more? More about : important latency speed Best solution chillin15 August 15, 2011 12:41:00 AM http://www.anandtech.com/show/4503/sandy-bridge-memory-... This and similar articles say that latency is not as important as speed. Speed above 1600mhz is not worth it. king of rock August 21, 2011 3:04:23 AM Best answer selected by king of rock. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhich is more important : Lower CAS latency or higher clock? ForumWhat is more important ? CAS Latency or faster DDR ForumLatency or Bandwidth more important ? ForumTimings vs clock speed - what's more important ? ForumCAS Latency or Dual-channel more important ? ForumWhich is more important , the latency of the ram or the frequency ForumI7 ram speed vs latency ForumRAM: Latency vs Speed ForumSpeed vs Latency vs Voltage ForumHow important is memory speed vs. amount of memory ForumRAM latency and speed question... again? ForumMost important speed factor, 2TB+ mechanical drives ForumBus speed V Latency question? Forumn00b question on latency vs speed ForumSpeed Vs Latency ForumSpeed or Storage more important (SSD)? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumDoes dual channel memory double system bus speed??? ForumMemory speed ForumCan I install higher speed DDR SDRAM More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !