Question Best frequency and latency (10850K and Asus ROG Strix Z490-E Gaming) ?

Mar 23, 2021
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A good friend of mine told me the ideal should be 3600 CL16, but I've seen some folks running 3200 CL14 or CL16. Does the difference in performance is too big?
 

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Well, that depends on what you use it for. For straight gaming, it makes little difference, maybe a percent or two in FPS as you climb the frequency scale.

However, there is basically no difference in latency between your options there. So roughly the same latency with more bandwidth is always better.

CL14/3200 = 8.75ns latency
CL16/3200 = 10ns latency
CL16/3600 = 8.888ns latency
CL18/3600 = 10ns latency

There are other factors and other memory timing settings that can be changed to have more of an impact. You can always try tightening timings on any memory kit you have to improve performance.
 

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