Watch this BEFORE buying an AMD CPU! - Every RAM Speed Tested

  • Published: 04 August 2019
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    Everyone knows Ryzen LOVES fast RAM.. But AMD made some tweaks to the 3000-series that make it less straightforward. So what should YOU buy for third-gen Ryzen?

    Buy a Ryzen 5 3600:
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    Buy a DDR4-3000 Samsung B Die memory kit (for overclocking)
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    Buy a DDR4-3600 Samsung B Die memory kit
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  • ZarathustraDK
    ZarathustraDK  2 hours back

    I got 4x8gb Patriot Viper 3733mHz cl17 on the way. Any recommendations for an oc-noob?

    • Samrat Kundu
      Samrat Kundu  1 days back

      I already have Corsair Vengeance Lpx 3000mhz c16 2x8GB RAM..
      Would I have any performance issues with Ryzen 3600 + b450 build??
      My purpose is only music production!
      Please help...!!!

      • TheArmoredGuy
        TheArmoredGuy  1 days back

        I don't think you would have problems, but i'm not a tech guru or something, and i would recommend to do some further research.

    • hoboX10
      hoboX10  2 days back

      Man you guys really, really suck at charting information. It's so hard to figure out what the fuck you're looking at.

      • Cloud Strife
        Cloud Strife  3 days back

        I would recommend peoples to take this with a grain of salt... I am a system administrator (Windows Server Linux etc) and I've talked with some AMD engineer too via email and they told me you don't notice the difference in real life between 3200 and 3600mhz..

        If you don't live in the USA (currency exhange rate) and there is a big price difference between a good kit of ram at 3200mhz and the same one at 3600mhz take the 3200mhz one... save the money buy a better Cpu/Motherboard/Gpu or a M2 etc etc and forget this story about Ram because the reviewers read that from the original AMD paper and start spreading that story everywhere etc the 1:1 ratio is respected @ 3200mhz

        Ram is Ram it's so good theses days and so fast it doesn't matters at all for 99.99% of the users out there

        • dimitris liapakis
          dimitris liapakis  3 days back

          But the human eye can only see 60hz of ram

          • no112358
            no112358  3 days back

            So 3600 RAM CL18 or 2133 CL12 RAM?

            • James Niland.
              James Niland.  5 days back

              Funny how you picked every speed under the sun and not 2400. Heaps of those kits cheap out there.

              • NOT Lencx
                NOT Lencx  5 days back

                Wait so my 16 gigs of desktop pc ram will not matter

                • ZuRriX
                  ZuRriX  5 days back

                  Nice job, AMD, nice fucking job.

                  • Kashif Riley
                    Kashif Riley  5 days back

                    I'm actually researching a kit by GSkill and ended up looking at two modules: F4-3200C14D-32GVK,  F4-3200C14D-32GTZR, and the F4-3600C16D-32GTZN (Can't find this ANYWHERE), which will work on the Crosshair Hero VIII according to the RAM configuration tool. I was also looking at Corsair Vengeance LPX, but can't find a 32GB 3600Mhz kit that will work with my motherboard of choice.

                    EDIT: Found this part by Corsair CMK32GX4M2K3600C16

                    • Zum
                      Zum  5 days back

                      Kashif Riley

                  • TheCrusaderBin
                    TheCrusaderBin  5 days back

                    0:44 - skip the add ;)
                    9:33 - second one :)

                    • FeiXenogears
                      FeiXenogears  5 days back

             I need one of these for my PC but look at that price.

                      • FORDGTFANATIC
                        FORDGTFANATIC  5 days back

                        Poor Anthony

                        • AduDOMBA ABLE
                          AduDOMBA ABLE  5 days back

                          why *gAMinG* is like GOD in PC nowdays???? like we forgot that Pc was not intended to this purpose at the first place... I think we put too much effort on PC Gaming right now, and that is *dUmB* ....
                          why not stick with 60 fps 900p and still be Happy?

                          • GamerSixVideos
                            GamerSixVideos  5 days back

                            *All memory goes up by 20/30$*
                            Me: why
                            why: 0:15 "Behind me are 22 kits of DDR4"

                            • Jørn Mulder
                              Jørn Mulder  5 days back

                              can you make a video how to setup gskill 3600 cl16 in bios? i want to buy a gigabyte 570 master, and Ryzen 3700x , and maybe a video how to setup bios for the Masterboard from gigabyte?

                              • X3I4
                                X3I4  5 days back

                                I have 2666 CL13 but he didn't test it...

                                • Petrolhead
                                  Petrolhead  5 days back

                                  Sorry but I never understood latancy. IE corsaid seem to sell memory either CAS 16 or 18. Which is fater

                                  • lauritzmh
                                    lauritzmh  6 days back

                                    Someone please tell me if i should go for 3600 cl18 or 3200mhz cl16. Or is it worth it to buy a 3600mhz cl16 for around 60$ more?

                                    • James Nash Walker
                                      James Nash Walker  6 days back

                                      Which is better?

                                      64GB total (16GB x 4) DDR4 3000MHz+


                                      128GB total (32GB X 4) DDR4 2400MHz+

                                      Using x570 motherboard which support 128GB ram

                                      Whats your opinion ?

                                      • S/\LT.
                                        S/\LT.  6 days back

                                        goodluck with 128gb, you need a really good board for that

                                    • dezyLmedia
                                      dezyLmedia  6 days back

                                      So, would a pair of G.Skill Flare X 3200Mhz *_CL14_* be a wiser choice than the new G.SKill Trident Z Neo 3600Mhz *_CL16_* ? Tighter timings was more beneficial over RAM speed, or have I gotten it wrong? Framerate is prio for my case.

                                      • Niek
                                        Niek  6 days back

                                        Memory is not as sexy as CPU and GPU. Lol. Sexy, yes.

                                        • Ilja
                                          Ilja  6 days back

                                          True latency is more important than speed.

                                          • doodskie999
                                            doodskie999  7 days back

                                            Trident: how much ram do u need?
                                            Linus: yes

                                            • UPS Atwal
                                              UPS Atwal  1 weeks back

                                              Linus: investigating the best ram speed to be used with ryzen processors

                                              3:49 *Which font is that? Isn't it the one Netflix uses?*

                                              • Alen Loeb
                                                Alen Loeb  1 weeks back

                                                Waiting for Ed Sheeran to start singing to the background music, I thought it was Shape Of You.

                                                • Djenkov
                                                  Djenkov  1 weeks back

                                                  Is CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR4 3600(PC4-28800) C18 bad being C18? I purchased it a few days ago.

                                                  • Dave N
                                                    Dave N  1 weeks back

                                                    thanks brother

                                                    • 6Twisted
                                                      6Twisted  1 weeks back

                                                      There's also no need to buy expensive Samsung B-die for overclocking. I have a 3200-16 kit running at 3800-16 1.4v and it's Hynix C-die.

                                                      • 6Twisted
                                                        6Twisted  5 days back

                                                        @S/\LT. Corsair Vengeance single rank

                                                      • S/\LT.
                                                        S/\LT.  6 days back

                                                        is it corsair vengeance? single rank or dual rank?

                                                    • Michael Cullen
                                                      Michael Cullen  1 weeks back

                                                      Bring in buildzoid!!!

                                                      • USPATRIOT99
                                                        USPATRIOT99  1 weeks back

                                                        This is so beyond my understanding or interest. I am just gonna buy the best RAM when I upgrade and make sure it is working at 1:1.

                                                        • Ken Howard
                                                          Ken Howard  1 weeks back

                                                          So, my take away for a Ryzen 3 system is 3600 MHz RAM with a CAS 14 timing.... searches for said RAM... not in stock anywhere.... priceless!

                                                          • Ken Howard
                                                            Ken Howard  6 days back

                                                            @zon tarr Great idea! On Newegg, should I choose the $927.35, $1377.34, or $1429.41 kits that are available for sale?

                                                          • zon tarr
                                                            zon tarr  6 days back

                                                            Ken Howard get a 3800 then reduce it to 3600 and rewrite the timings

                                                        • Sudip Chatterjee
                                                          Sudip Chatterjee  1 weeks back

                                                          Agree with you: 2133 with low latency performs surprisingly well with Ryzen! So that's the way to go...

                                                          • honorable mention
                                                            honorable mention  1 weeks back

                                                            so i guess just now buying 3600 kit with 19 CL was a bad move.... oof.

                                                            • Zebra
                                                              Zebra  1 weeks back

                                                              So I'm building with a ryzen 5 3600 and I just purchased a 16gb kit (8x2) of ddr4 3200mhz cl16, the price difference for 3600 cl16 or 3200 cl14 instead of my purchase was about another $35-50, after watching this I'm wondering if I should return the $95 kit I bought and swap it for a faster latency or higher ram speed for another $40ish I'm having a hard time trying quantify price to performance in such a scenario and they performed quite similar in many of the tests, the build is gaming focused, what should I do?

                                                              • Don R
                                                                Don R  1 weeks back

                                                                Excellent video but really wish the bar graphs were more clear and used colour better.

                                                                • X1 Alpha
                                                                  X1 Alpha  2 weeks back

                                                                  He got paid by Intel to confuse us to not buy new ryzen cpu ....

                                                                  • KaPex
                                                                    KaPex  2 weeks back

                                                                    is it worth it yo. upgrade from 2666mhz cl16 to 3200mhz?

                                                                    • KaPex
                                                                      KaPex  2 weeks back

                                                                      @Sergeant Grimm ok thanks

                                                                    • Sergeant Grimm
                                                                      Sergeant Grimm  2 weeks back

                                                                      Yes it is. I've tested my ryzen 3600 on CL 16 3200 mhz 1:1 infinity fabric (infinity fabric at 1600 mhz), and again at tighter timings at both 2800mhz and 3000mhz respectively, all on a 1:1 infinity fabric match and I've gotten the best overall performance across all operations with the 3200 mhz kit on the tightest 16 CL I could muster and infinity fabric at 160mhz. I'd say try for Samsung B die or micron E die since they have the most overclocking and CAS tightening potential, even on lower end kits. I unfortunately have Hynix memory Corsair LPX intel XMP optimized 3200 mhz so the xmp profile didn't work and I had to pain stakingly manually over clock my kit with the help of ryzen ram calculater. it's definitely worth it though but be warned, Hynix memory fucking sucks ass hole and my bios failed to post at least 6 different times during the entire process as I find tweaked to get what I could. Best of luck, but if you can get B die on the lower frequency ram or a decent 3600 mhz kit for a 1800 mhz infinity fabric 1:1 match, that would honestly be the easiest out the box way to go

                                                                  • jckatz
                                                                    jckatz  2 weeks back

                                                                    Ting would cost me $173 a month.

                                                                    • Charlie Sheen
                                                                      Charlie Sheen  2 weeks back

                                                                      This video was uploaded a week ago

                                                                      Youtube: Well i guess i should notify him now.

                                                                      • Abdulla Mushtaq
                                                                        Abdulla Mushtaq  2 weeks back

                                                                        this ryzen overclocking and memory speed business is quite complicated

                                                                        • CT 27-5555
                                                                          CT 27-5555  7 days back

                                                                          Just get ram with a 14 Latency time and 3200 speed and you won’t have to over clock

                                                                      • SARTHAK KAMBLE
                                                                        SARTHAK KAMBLE  2 weeks back

                                                                        i am immune to watch buildzoid videos so OH MY GOD, I'M SO BORED. WHEN WILL THIS END dosent effects me

                                                                        • Joshua Streete
                                                                          Joshua Streete  2 weeks back

                                                                          Im guessing if i use another brand of ddr4 3600 ram it wont affect what you say about 3600 being the safest?

                                                                          • GrayPsyche
                                                                            GrayPsyche  2 weeks back

                                                                            is there a huge difference between 3200 cl14 and 3600 cl14?

                                                                            • Simon Horne
                                                                              Simon Horne  2 weeks back

                                                                              But DDR 5 is just round the corner , what do you think intel are waiting for !!! And well next threadripper ddr5 that’s what and intels 299 replacement yes ddr5 . Like Corsair lpx why bandwidth is better than a lot

                                                                              • jonald lalas
                                                                                jonald lalas  2 weeks back

                                                                                Dude, I care for cinebench. I used Cinema4D for my design, pls always include cinebench on your testing. Thanks

                                                                                • flashchrome
                                                                                  flashchrome  2 weeks back

                                                                                  But... it's Amd. AMD.
                                                                                  Here, I'll give you the latest Ryzen för free!
                                                                                  - Free?
                                                                                  Yes, for free.
                                                                                  - No thanks.
                                                                                  But, it's the latest awesome super cool epic Rysen.
                                                                                  - Again, no thanks.
                                                                                  - It's Amd.

                                                                                  • EmissaryGW2
                                                                                    EmissaryGW2  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @flashchrome idk where you're getting underperforming from. Benchmarks show that AMD is comparable with Intel on single threaded perf now, and substantially better on multi threaded.

                                                                                  • flashchrome
                                                                                    flashchrome  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @EmissaryGW2 I know, cheap underperforming hardware stuff always seem to sell well, which again is very good for Amd. On the other hand, so does very expensive underperforming hardware too. Not sure why that is.

                                                                                  • EmissaryGW2
                                                                                    EmissaryGW2  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @flashchrome The good news is, now you'll have plenty of intel chips to buy since everyone else is switching to AMD for their new builds.

                                                                                  • flashchrome
                                                                                    flashchrome  2 weeks back

                                                                                    @EmissaryGW2 Sure I am. The tests we do tell a whole other story. But hey, without fanboys... what would they do.

                                                                                  • EmissaryGW2
                                                                                    EmissaryGW2  2 weeks back

                                                                                    You're the only one, bud. This is 2019, AMD is cool now.

                                                                                • The Tech Monkey
                                                                                  The Tech Monkey  2 weeks back

                                                                                  So....only GSkill....Not Corsair, Patriot, Crucial, Team Group, etc......nope. Just GSkill.....