Im looking at buying memory and beyond price , latency , speed , and what not , the timing sequences have me baffled .. for instance the dominator platinum had a timing of 8 8 8 24 but the same product in a different gig capacity was different ... How important is timing and does one type lend itself to a certain application like gaming and another to rendering or what .. totally confused .. ty in advance
Two things latency and speed govern ram performance. If you are asking if there is difference between for example 1600MHz ram with latencies of 8 8 8 24 versus 1600MHz ram latencies of 9 9 9 25 it is only measurable (benchmarking) not noticeable.
That is high speed ram and is not worth the price premium over lets say 1600MHz CL9 ram. You will not notice the difference and it will hardly show up in gaming benchmarks but will in memory benchmarks.