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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  • Richard NZ
    Richard NZ  3 days back

    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  5 days back

    so... TL;DR?

    • Dylan Cornish
      Dylan Cornish  5 days back

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

      • Argon
        Argon  3 days back

        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  6 days back

      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  1 weeks back

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

        • Oil Bama
          Oil Bama  4 days back

          You need RGB, thats all you should now

      • Offishu
        Offishu  1 weeks back

        What's the deal with Trident NEO?

        • DeXTeR
          DeXTeR  1 weeks back

          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  2 weeks back

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

            • Adnan Bin Zahir
              Adnan Bin Zahir  2 weeks back

              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  1 weeks back

                @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  1 weeks back

                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  2 weeks back

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

              • Dato Buzaladze
                Dato Buzaladze  2 weeks back

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

            • fttFrankDaTank
              fttFrankDaTank  2 weeks back

              why the ghey music? :D

              • tech men
                tech men  2 weeks back

                Cool video

                • haha hehe
                  haha hehe  2 weeks back

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

                  • Gaming Boss
                    Gaming Boss  2 weeks back

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

                • Hugh Wong
                  Hugh Wong  2 weeks back

                  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  2 weeks back

                    That needs to be compared to Intel

                    • Robert Cowie
                      Robert Cowie  2 weeks back

                      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  2 weeks back

                        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  2 weeks back

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

                      • mjribes
                        mjribes  2 weeks back

                        I got absolutely nothing from the video!

                        • Dennis Marzan
                          Dennis Marzan  2 weeks back

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

                          • Duško Gnjatović
                            Duško Gnjatović  2 weeks back

                            Toooo fast...

                            • pulkmees
                              pulkmees  2 weeks back

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

                              • Jarek07
                                Jarek07  2 weeks back

                                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  2 weeks back

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

                                  • azrul nizam
                                    azrul nizam  3 weeks back

                                    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  3 weeks back

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

                                      • Demorthus
                                        Demorthus  3 weeks back

                                        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  3 weeks back

                                          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  3 weeks back

                                            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  3 weeks back

                                              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  3 weeks back

                                                Gaming leads to mass shootings.

                                                • Speed demon
                                                  Speed demon  3 weeks back

                                                  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  3 weeks back

                                                    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  3 weeks back

                                                      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  3 weeks back

                                                        too late, already bought the trident Z. :P

                                                        • hanhsui
                                                          hanhsui  3 weeks back

                                                          I got NOTHING from this video....

                                                          • ZarathustraDK
                                                            ZarathustraDK  4 weeks back

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

                                                            • Samrat Kundu
                                                              Samrat Kundu  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                  But the human eye can only see 60hz of ram

                                                                  • no112358
                                                                    no112358  4 weeks back

                                                                    So 3600 RAM CL18 or 2133 CL12 RAM?

                                                                    • James Niland.
                                                                      James Niland.  4 weeks back

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

                                                                      • NOT Lencx
                                                                        NOT Lencx  4 weeks back

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

                                                                        • ZuRriX
                                                                          ZuRriX  4 weeks back

                                                                          Nice job, AMD, nice fucking job.

                                                                          • Kashif Riley
                                                                            Kashif Riley  4 weeks 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  4 weeks back

                                                                              Kashif Riley

                                                                          • TheCrusaderBin
                                                                            TheCrusaderBin  4 weeks back

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

                                                                            • FeiXenogears
                                                                              FeiXenogears  4 weeks back

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

                                                                              • FORDGTFANATIC
                                                                                FORDGTFANATIC  4 weeks back

                                                                                Poor Anthony