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Low latency or high clock speed for workstation?

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Last response: in Memory
August 15, 2011 11:30:33 AM

Is low latency or high clock speed preferable for a work station build? Will be used for lots of multitasking (mostly graphic and 3d programmes as I am an architecture student - e.g editing large Photoshop files whilst rendering in 3D Studio Max)

I am looking at:
G-Skill RipjawsX 8GB DDR3 2133MHz CL11 (11-11-11-30) 1.5V
G-Skill RipjawsX 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL8 (8-8-8-24) 1.5V

both seem around £60-70 mark and I was wondering what performance differences are likely to be? Here's the rest of the build:

Intel i7 2600k
Asus P8Z68-V PRO Z68
PowerColor HD 6850 SCS3 Silent 1GB GDDR5
Corsair 120GB SSD
WD 1TB Caviar Green HDD
Antec CP-850 PSU

Any advice would be great, this is my first build.

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a b } Memory
August 15, 2011 1:01:30 PM

Raw clock speed always wins out over latency differences. At least that is the conventional wisdom.
August 16, 2011 9:36:56 AM

Ok thanks. Also I read a few articles that say it's not worth buying more than 1600MHz for sandy bridge processors as gains are pretty minimal - Is this just the case for gaming? I was wondering if there'd be a bigger performance increase with doing heavy graphics work