Originally Posted by EastCoast
Thanks for posting those results. Even though there are differences between benchmark runs you can clearly see that min/avg frame rates increase having higher frequency ram. Even though it's 1-2 frames it's more then enough to show that ram faster then 1600 does impact a game's performance. Thus contributes to how smooth a game will run.
If you limit the the frame rates to 60 FPS do you notice a difference between 1600 vs 2133?
I'll turn on Adaptive Vsync in the Nvidia Control Panel and give the benches another run.
The only issue is that my 2133Mhz overclock is borderline stable. Not quite sure how that affects my results, but they seem to be consistent enough to seem valid in terms of gains. If I remember correctly, the CAS9 1600Mhz was smoother because it was definitely stable while my CAS9 2133Mhz is still a work in progress. Will report back.
Overall, from this thread, everyone should be recommending 2133Mhz RAM. An extra $10 for the speed (unless you get that Samsung RAM which is cheaper but requires work overclocking it) is nothing in comparison to, say, a $200-400 graphics card, $100 case, $100-200 CPU.