Originally Posted by Chozart
I tend to argue that the higher bandwidth would be better for an Intel rig. I read a lenghtly post from The_Manual somewhere explaining that timings really don't matter that much for Intel (basically to the point where they can be ignored)
I quite disagree with this view Chozart. Read the post again and you will see that the Manuals comparison was not a fair comparision and 850MHz vs 1000Mhz is a far different beast than to which he was speaking.
My timings at 4 - 4 - 4 - 12 with 3.4Ghz (425FSB) 1:1 is so close as to be identical in real world performance vs 1000Mhz with 5 - 5 - 5 - 15. That being said, I can make 4 - 4 - 4 - 12 at 1000Mhz with my 8500C5's and at 1000Mhz the differential is then markedly clear.
Thus this tends to show timings at the same bandwidth does make a difference, and conversely the timings show a difference when differentials are applied with a greater degree as the bandwidth separation becomes more pronounced.