Originally Posted by nleksan
a very rough way to determine the actual relative latency between two products is that every 200-233Mhz increase is equivalent to a single bump in CAS.
That's definitely true. If you are doing things that prefer latency, a drop in latency and frequency will help you, and vice versa on something that prefers higher frequency, but that statement is still a good rule to go by.
Factor in the recent Intel CPUs' love for speed
I bumped my RAM up to 1866 from 1600 and it didn't really do all that much. I think it gave me about 600 points on the 3Dmark 11 physics section and 54 points on the combined section, which was a 6% improvement in physics, and a 2% improvement in combined. I assume that greater speeds will give lesser improvements.
It does show that higher performance RAM will make a difference, but I see no reason to buy anything more than 2133MHz RAM, at this point, especially considering the cost.Edited by Art Vanelay - 2/10/13 at 8:20pm