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10600 ram ddr 3 vs 12800 ram ddr3

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August 8, 2013 1:47:33 PM

will pc3 10600 cl9 work faster than pc3 12800 cl11
a c 174 } Memory
August 8, 2013 2:10:03 PM

lpbz said:
will pc3 10600 cl9 work faster than pc3 12800 cl11

No, PC3-12800 has higher memory bandwidth and speed but has higher CL latency whereas PC3-10600 has lower memory banwidth and speed but has lower CL latency. Lower the CL value faster the memory is considered. But in this case, PC3-12800 comes out in top as it faster and moreover, there isn't much difference between the performance of CL9 and CL11.

Good luck with the upgrade!!!
a c 2177 } Memory
August 8, 2013 3:52:53 PM

Actually you'll get better performance from the 1333 sticks in this case, if the 1333 were CL10, then the 1600 would have just a slight advantage due to the bandwidth, but here with the CL9 on the 1333, they will turn the DRAM over more often so they would have the slight performance edge ---- regardless, if looking at 1600 sticks, the HIGHEST CL you should look at is 9, which is a base, for performance either CL7 or 8........with 1333 highest is CL8 to look at...
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