I have tried to find the answer to my question for several hours and get conflicting opinions. I am trying to figure out which would be better ram for my system. I have a z68 mobo and will mostly be using the computer for gaming, HD video watching, surfing the web and downloading. I have decided to go with 8GB as I have read around here that it improves gaming over 4GB. My choices in my budget are:
it depends what frequencies does your system support. Since it is the same amount of money I would definitely go for the 1600MHz which is obviously faster!
Well it supports up to 2133. I have heard some people say the higher frequency is better but others say the lower Cas Latency is better. So the 1600 is faster even though the Cas latency is 9 vs 7 on the 1333?
Look at your Motherboard Memory QVL, there are always better choices,
I found a CL7 2000mhz memory module, and it actually ran at 2000mhz, with 7-8-7-24
I tried the same thing on my PC, though,
in CL7 1333mhz vs CL9 1600mhz on a cheaper module I noticed that,
battlefield 3 had very less hitching while changing from iron sights/scope to normal view.
In this scenario, I am inclined to believe more means better.