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. Share king of rock August 21, 2011 3:04:23 AM Best answer selected by king of rock. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedIs clock speed more important than latency? Forum SolvedWhich is more important, data rate or CAS latency, when choosing RAM? Forum What's more important: frequency, or latency? Forum RAM Frequency or CAS Latency more Important for Gaming? PLEASE HELP Forum Which is more important: Lower CAS latency or higher clock? Forum CAS Latency or Dual-channel more important? Forum Which is more important, the latency of the ram or the frequency Forum What is more important? CAS Latency or faster DDR Forum Latency or Bandwidth more important? Forum Solvedspeaking of a hard drive, what is more important? RPM or the read speed? Forum SolvedIs memory size or clock speed more important in a graphics card? Forum SolvedWhat's more important read or write speed in SSD's? Forum SolvedSpeed or Storage more important (SSD)? Forum What is more important? Fan speed or GPU temperature? Forum Which speed is more important for games? Forum Which speed is more important. Forum SolvedMore important: memory clock speeds or core clock speeds Forum Is clock speed more important than cache size? Forum Which Is More Important? Cache or Clock Speed? Forum Timings vs clock speed - what's more important? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !