Which memory is faster?

Hello all, i was wondering which memory would be faster?

DDR3 PC 1600 9-9-9-24

Or

DDR3 PC 1866 10-11-10-30
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  2. Don't bump it's frowned upon. the 1866 is faster. But if for gaming.. you'll never notice a difference and is pointless. Stick to 1600.
  3. Thank you for the reply, and sorry about the bump ;)

    This has nothing to do with gaming, applications, or anything, I was just wondering in general. I know 1866 is faster but didnt know in this case if the timing of the 1600 would make that faster than the 1866
  4. Check out this article.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/tight-timings-high-clock-frequencies,1236.html

    Quote from the benchmark results
    "We conclude the following from our testing:

    There are very small real-life differences in performance between low clock frequency/fast timing Winbond memory and high clock frequency/relaxed timing Samsung memory. This is true in 3DMark01 and SuperPI even for CPU/memory intensive applications."
  5. 1866 runs at a faster speed, but it doesn't effect the speed of your PC if you are using an Intel CPU, but it does make a difference with AMD's APUs.
  6. maestro0428 said:
    1866 runs at a faster speed, but it doesn't effect the speed of your PC if you are using an Intel CPU, but it does make a difference with AMD's APUs.


    Interesting! can you please elaborate on why is that? sorry new to this!
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