I would like to know how much of a difference is attainable by using RAM with lower timings and whether that difference is justified by the price. Phrased differently, will lower latency RAM also have lower value-for-money and should be sought ought only by enthusiasts?
In which applications (browsing, multimedia editing, gaming, etc.) would a difference be noticeable, if any?
I am currently on a Windows laptop with 4GB of 9-9-9-24 and am planning to upgrade and have only 2 RAM slots. Should I go for RAM with higher capacity or lower latency? 8GB at 7-7-7-18 or 16GB at 9-9-9-24?
I did research on RAM timings, but I do not know how much of a performance gain is there because the price of the lower latency RAM is 1.5 times that of its higher latency counterpart.