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

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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?
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  • Mace Mason
    Mace Mason 2 hours ago

    Hey guys, I need help to upgrade my ram for my 8 year old pc Acer Aspired M3970. Gonna hopefully build soon but for now, this is all I can afford.

  • DammitCarl108
    DammitCarl108 10 hours ago

    Alright. So i have a Vengeance RGB 3000MHz CL15 16GB kit. What should i do? OC the FCLK, tighten timings, or try to OC the frequency, if that’s possible? To be honest, most of what Linus said went over my head. XD

  • Emkay
    Emkay 2 days ago

    uff thanks linus, this video helps me so much, gonna get tridenz Z neo right now with c16 3600mhz and only gonna change the timings and infinity fabric clock.

  • RickyBobby
    RickyBobby 3 days ago

    What memory should i run on Ryzen 5 2600x?

  • Awie Garen
    Awie Garen 3 days ago

    is this applicable also for gen 3's APUs? anyone?

  • Jørn Mulder
    Jørn Mulder 3 days ago

    I need NEO version from g.skill, for my ryzen 3700x and x570 board gigabyte ultra. but none mem stick cl14 3200mhz are in Holland :( have to wait very long.

  • WarpBeast
    WarpBeast 4 days ago

    Wanna hook me up with an gtx 970 gpu? :)

  • christopher evensen
    christopher evensen 5 days ago

    At 4k (or any real resolution), none of this matters more than 1-2%.

  • Chansook Saechao
    Chansook Saechao 5 days ago

    30% increase in FPS on my favorite games! Thank you much!

  • Против Глобал

    Konfused Kaveri user passing by...

  • Kelmo Kelmo
    Kelmo Kelmo 5 days ago

    Any help? I have 4 4gb corsair vengeance 2400mhz ram wanna upgrade from ryzen 3 1300x to ryzen 5 2600

  • Paprikagamezz lols
    Paprikagamezz lols 5 days ago

    What about 3000mhz ?

  • ZeOverman
    ZeOverman 6 days ago

    I just look up what's the CPU's Front Side Bus speed and select the memory accordingly.

  • Carlos Eduardo
    Carlos Eduardo 6 days ago

    You help me too much with your reviews. Thanks for the HARD WORK!! LOVE U MAN ! :D

  • Richard NZ
    Richard NZ 9 days ago

    ok maybe someone will see this - I just got some AMD ONLY MEMORY and true to form it is as far as i can tell AMD only - I got 16 gigs of the amd stuff from some chinamin guy of ebay
    it got here quick put it in with the 2 4 gigs i already have not working just the amd ram perfect it seems to be very responsive , i couldnt just leave my 8 gigs out so if you go into bios and turn off interleaving both it will post and boot into windows but it will reserve 10 gigs out of range - now I was looking into amd it seems they get to 32 bits differently from intel by using 2 x 8 8 x 2 approach and intel just straight at it by 2 x 16 32 x 2 - as close as i could get to answering my question

  • Michal Spisak
    Michal Spisak 10 days ago

    so... TL;DR?

  • Dylan Cornish
    Dylan Cornish 10 days ago +4

    yes but gskill has rgb and rgb gives 20% faster performance

    • Argon
      Argon 8 days ago +2

      That's without even activating the RGB modules. Once you crank the RGB up to max, and shine some case fan RGB on that RAM, you can triple your memory's speed!

  • in heaven
    in heaven 12 days ago

    What about for those who are on tight budget but with reasonable prices in the market? I mean looking from charts, It seems far more compelling to buy 3200cl16 than 3200cl14 or 3600cl16 when price difference is almost 100 euros for 16 GB's.

  • Nick Hiles
    Nick Hiles 13 days ago +1

    i dont understand anything when it comes to setting up ramm...

    • Oil Bama
      Oil Bama 10 days ago

      You need RGB, thats all you should now

  • Offishu
    Offishu 14 days ago

    What's the deal with Trident NEO?

  • DeXTeR
    DeXTeR 16 days ago +1

    LoL so you want to buy ryzen, hhhmmm watch what DDR you buy watch what mother board to buy, do we need something else.

  • jac jac
    jac jac 17 days ago

    When he says at least with our CPU ,
    Know he means at least with our Mobo

  • Adnan Bin Zahir
    Adnan Bin Zahir 18 days ago

    So, I have a ryzen 5 2600 with 1 8gb 2400 ram.
    I want to upgrade to 2x8 3200 (Trident Z F4-3200C16D-16GTZR this is what available here)
    Can I do that?
    Or will I face issues?

    • Adnan Bin Zahir
      Adnan Bin Zahir 13 days ago

      @Valzzak FS thank you. And yes i checked it. this ram is listed in the qvl.
      But they have an AMD version of this ram(F4-3200C16D-16GTZRX). Which isn't available in my country. But the ram that I mentioned earlier is in the Qvl. That's why I'm asking if it'll cause any issue or not.
      My motherboard: ASUS ROG Strix B450-F

    • Valzzak FS
      Valzzak FS 14 days ago

      You should check your motherboard QvL to see what rams they tested, then choose one from the qvl. If you buy something that is not in the manufacturer qvl list, you risk to face issues.

  • Dato Buzaladze
    Dato Buzaladze 18 days ago

    Hey dude:)
    Ive got MSI MPG X570 GAMING+ AMD RYZEN 3700X so what ram do you reccomend 16gb? 100$ budget

    • Dato Buzaladze
      Dato Buzaladze 18 days ago

      I am a newbie and can not overclock or stuff like that :D

  • fttFrankDaTank
    fttFrankDaTank 18 days ago

    why the ghey music? :D

  • tech men
    tech men 18 days ago +1

    Cool video

  • haha hehe
    haha hehe 18 days ago

    Ok, so which intel i5 should i buy? Mid range budget here

    • Gaming Boss
      Gaming Boss 18 days ago

      haha hehe Ryzen 3600. Sorry to burst your bubble but that’s the best mid range cpu out there

  • Hugh Wong
    Hugh Wong 18 days ago +1

    Linus. Steve's videos are great. They have helped many people. Cool it please. Thank You. Oh, and your videos are helpful as well.

  • Michael Skinner
    Michael Skinner 18 days ago

    That needs to be compared to Intel

  • Robert Cowie
    Robert Cowie 19 days ago

    I'm unable to get my Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3200MHz to 3200MHz on my Ryuzen 7 2700x x470 system no matter wth I try, and it drives me insane. This video didn't help, but thanks anyway.

    • tallthor
      tallthor 18 days ago

      I have that same RAM and was looking at a similar CPU, is the x470 a compatible motherboard for the Ryzen chip?

  • Malcolm Nadeau
    Malcolm Nadeau 19 days ago +1

    Wow, I'm so confused. So what you're saying is, you shouldn't put your penis in a toaster.

  • mjribes
    mjribes 20 days ago

    I got absolutely nothing from the video!

  • Dennis Marzan
    Dennis Marzan 20 days ago

    Do Ryzen vs Intel both on 2133, 2400, 3000, 3200 mhz

  • Duško Gnjatović
    Duško Gnjatović 20 days ago

    Toooo fast...

  • pulkmees
    pulkmees 21 day ago +1

    He could have maybe mentioned that overclocking is only reasonable if you have a kit with B-die.

  • Jarek07
    Jarek07 22 days ago +2

    Linus would love to see this with the Ryzen APU cores. For starting off budget gaming 1080p. Would be curious if it is good for 3400g/3200g to see the affect it has on the graphics

  • Malcolm Middleton
    Malcolm Middleton 23 days ago

    Excuse Sir, why aren't aibs switching to an all plug play format, pcie 4 plug-in Northbridge/southbridge,

  • azrul nizam
    azrul nizam 24 days ago +1

    The problem with this bechmark is Linus didn’t tell us what GPU is he running. I’ve seen a different benchmark where with mid tier GPU, overclocking the RAM or FCLK is a waste of time because you’re most likely GPU bottleneck.

  • TechKnowGeek
    TechKnowGeek 24 days ago

    Dang man! My RAM speed isn't in this video. Lol, my luck. Good info though! 👍

  • Demorthus
    Demorthus 25 days ago

    Screw the fake "waiting on memory to come back in stock".. I'm waiting for the goddamn 3900x TO COME BACK IN STOCK?!!?! Just when I've saved the money for it I've gotten everything except the cpu . i cant event make this shit up lmao. memory, mobo, cpu waterblock, new case. but cpu out of stock EVERYWHERE or for ~$200+ over MSRP on other places or near retail price at the sketchiest of sketch websites.

  • JMUDoc
    JMUDoc 26 days ago

    I got some cheapo 3600MHz for my... 3600, and just tightened the timings to within an inch of their lives.
    Went from 18-22-22-42 to 16-19-16-36. Very happy - didn't even have to up the DRAM or SoC voltage.

  • HazewinDog
    HazewinDog 26 days ago

    Dang, the UK has prices that bad for phone plans? for €21/m I could have unlimited 4G speed data. I got upgraded to it for free over the years, but as I don't need that much data I downgraded to a €14/m 10GB plan.

  • Kourosh Cyrus
    Kourosh Cyrus 27 days ago

    AMD is just great.
    Intel is just full of shit. 5th, 6th,7th,8th,9th,10th, 1000000th Gen, kiss my ass

  • Victor Johnson
    Victor Johnson 27 days ago

    Gaming leads to mass shootings.

  • Speed demon
    Speed demon 28 days ago

    2ghz on the IMC it sounds like with a new fancier name, and 4ghz ram still runs synchronously. Do share your voltage sorcery. System agent voltage? I have no familiarity to ryzen so spill the beans.

  • Nick Chapman
    Nick Chapman 29 days ago

    a hardware unboxed video helped me lower my timings a couple of weeks ago (at same, rated, memory speed) and get some pretty reasonable improvements for mid-shelf memory!

  • MeMad Max
    MeMad Max 29 days ago +1

    OMG, I just learned something in this video... And:

    "locked anthony in a room until he is done finishing testing them" I JUST ROLLED OVER LAUGHING ON THAT ONE! LULZ

  • megadeth1231
    megadeth1231 29 days ago

    too late, already bought the trident Z. :P

  • hanhsui
    hanhsui Month ago

    I got NOTHING from this video....

  • ZarathustraDK
    ZarathustraDK Month ago

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

  • Samrat Kundu
    Samrat Kundu Month ago

    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 Month ago

      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 Month ago

    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 Month ago +10

    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 Month ago +12

    But the human eye can only see 60hz of ram

  • no112358
    no112358 Month ago

    So 3600 RAM CL18 or 2133 CL12 RAM?

  • James Niland.
    James Niland. Month ago +5

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

  • NOT Lencx
    NOT Lencx Month ago

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

  • ZuRriX
    ZuRriX Month ago +1

    Nice job, AMD, nice fucking job.

  • Kashif Riley
    Kashif Riley Month ago

    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 Month ago

      Kashif Riley

  • TheCrusaderBin
    TheCrusaderBin Month ago +1

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