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I just bought some RAM and want to test some settings. I want to compare 1056, 5-5-5-15 vs 880, 4-4-4-12. (I haven;t tested the 2nd set of timings with memtest yet, but I will asap)

What are the best benches to test latency etc.? I am really curious as to whether faster and looser will be better that 1:1 and a bit tighter.
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Everest is very nice.
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as far as real world stuff goes, I'd say winrar. Bit TOO memory latency sensitive, but ehh I prefer tight timings over high clocks myself so not that much of an issue.

as for your question. I'd just do 1;1 and go as tight as possible including tweaked subtimings. The exception being if 1:1 prevents you from going to a lower TRD(clasic example is 450FSB on p35 you need to go to a higher divder to get a lower trd)
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Low latency does not always = tight timings.

With FSB and tRD the same, latency is better at ~1200 5-5-5 than at ~800 3-3-3.

That said I agree that everest and WinRAR are useful memory benchmarks. So are SuperPI and 3DMark 2001.

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I want to compare 1056, 5-5-5-15 vs 880, 4-4-4-12. (I haven;t tested the 2nd set of timings with memtest yet, but I will asap)
I expect them to be very close. the 1056 might have a slight edge, depending on tRD.
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