[SOLVED] Ram 3600Mhz CL 18 or Ram 3200Mhz CL 16

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Hello mates
am gonna buy ram right now ... i buy Ram 3600Mhz (CL18) or Ram 3200Mhz (CL16)
more Frequency better or less timing ?
Ryzen 9 5900x , B550 Aorus pro ax , Gtx 1050 ti
 
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logainofhades

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From my observations, With a cas latency difference of 2, you'd get more performance from the 3600 CL18.
CL18 3600 performs roughly the same as CL16 3200. The higher the CL the worse the latency. Same for C16 3600 being roughly the same performance, as CL14 3200. CL14 3200 is typically hard to find, and overly expensive, so CL16 3600 is the price/performance winner. The only thing about the Gigabyte ram is the RGB requires their software to operate, which isn't a big deal, since you have a gigabyte board.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-rgb-memory-ddr4-3600-c18-2x8gb-review-unexpected-strong-performer
 

logainofhades

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From my observations, With a cas latency difference of 2, you'd get more performance from the 3600 CL18.
CL18 3600 performs roughly the same as CL16 3200. The higher the CL the worse the latency. Same for C16 3600 being roughly the same performance, as CL14 3200. CL14 3200 is typically hard to find, and overly expensive, so CL16 3600 is the price/performance winner. The only thing about the Gigabyte ram is the RGB requires their software to operate, which isn't a big deal, since you have a gigabyte board.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-rgb-memory-ddr4-3600-c18-2x8gb-review-unexpected-strong-performer
 
Sep 30, 2021
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CL18 3600 performs roughly the same as CL16 3200. The higher the CL the worse the latency. Same for C16 3600 being roughly the same performance, as CL14 3200. CL14 3200 is typically hard to find, and overly expensive, so CL16 3600 is the price/performance winner. The only thing about the Gigabyte ram is the RGB requires their software to operate, which isn't a big deal, since you have a gigabyte board.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gigabyte-aorus-rgb-memory-ddr4-3600-c18-2x8gb-review-unexpected-strong-performer
thnx mate for the detailed answer
 

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