To be honest mate you won't notice the difference, the only real reason to go with super fast memory is for benchmarks and scores...
Some 1600mhz @9-9-9-24 is ample for 99.9% of applications and gaming
Sorry missed the why, between the two which will probably have different timings there isn't much at all. Some AMD chips prefer having faster memory, as in a higher frequency whereas some intel processors prefer tighter timings I.E 1350mhz @ 7-7-7-20 rather than 1600mhz @9-9-9-24.
However, over the years the discussion has been going on about which is better and why, to be honest there isn't really a 100% definitive answer and you can just go with whatever is cheapest... I believe the Samsung memory at the moment is all the rage with great overclocking and cool running.
CompsEdited by compuman145 - 11/12/12 at 1:56am