I MIGHT PREFER RINGED DRYWALL NAILS FOR CEILINGS.
(if you use non-ringed drywall nails in a ceiling: yes they will have popping issues, but no one ever said non-ringed were ok for ceilings!! popping nails are a rumor - no one ever used non-ringed i hope.)
For my joists (late 1970's good wood), I just pulled down drywall for sagging (NOT for popping, due to installation issues). The ringed nails are DIFFICULT to move or get out with hammer OR nail puller ... all of them: but easier than pliers with screws obviously.
Why is because I'm going into JOISTS. If the ceiling ever needs replacement can you imagine the mess of removing asia made screws that are mudded and painted? Get your pliers and all day cussing, it's a little spoken "issue" with asian drywall screws. You only find a little chat on a forum of some poor soul asking others how to do it.
Some say you can just "hammer off drywall screws" (smack on the side, they break, due to being brittle). If that's your plan: better try it to make sure it works: there is no such thing as "justice" when it comes to standaards. You have no idea if the screw maker did or didn't mix the metal just right for this "contractor tip" to work.
Ringed Drywall Nails are cheaper, HOLD GREAT, and do not require purchase of a good quality $350 Dewalt ratcheting screw gun. They are definitely an option for (DiY) projects.