Articles :: CAS RAS Latencies Explained ::

Heather Skinner · 06-27-2005 · Category: Tech-planations


Many factors contribute to a computer's performance. Beyond the processor speed, motherboard bus speed, and hard disk drive capacity (and speed, too), a system's memory plays an important role. To this end, most people understand the need for adequate memory capacity, but there are also innate differences in memory module speeds that can determine performance benefits.

There seems to be an acronym for just about everything computer-related and memory components are no exception. Two key most common acronyms pertaining to memory speed are CAS and RAS Latencies-both play a key part in computer memory performance. Let's explore.


  1. Introduction
  2. CAS and RAS Latencies
  3. Conclusion

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