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Is it worth getting CL16 over CL18 for 3600Mhz?

Go to solution Solved by RONOTHAN##,

It's ~5% faster depending on the workload. Usually the price difference isn't bigger than 5% of the total PC cost, so it's usually worth it. 

I've seen quite a few people saying that CL16 is much better than CL18, but honestly from what I understand there's barely a noticeable real world difference.

 

Any help on this topic is appreciated.

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what CPUs?

for zen it can be about 5% faster

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this is actually a tricky question. you see, it all depends what you want to use the system for really. bypassing all the different what ifs, no, the average user will not notice a difference. way back in the day, it was a staple to have the absolute break neck fastest thing you could get your hands on, now a days, average users would never SEE a difference. Hmm, may be ltt should to a video on this, for todays hardware for average users.

just tossing this in, the 5% which has been noted, would be a gain for someone compiling and O.S. not so much for lets say a word doc or launching a program. 

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