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Old 03-08-20, 12:44 AM
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Which memory is the best?

Hello everyone,

So I've been having a bit of thinking and now I need to ask you all for a more knowledgeable decision making.

I'm currently on an 3700X and may go for the next generation Ryzen CPUs when they come out later in the year.

I am planning on upgrading to the MSI MAG B550 MORTAR motherboard as well soon and with it some new memory.

Although here my issue, I don't know much about speeds and latency when it comes to memory. I'm currently on 3200MHz, but have heard that 3600MHz is the "sweet spot" when it comes to Ryzen.

I'm planning on the G.Skill Trident Z Royal memory with 4 x 8GB, for a total of 32GB.

I'm just not sure what would be better, 3200 or 3600 speeds?

Since the latter is a bit more expensive obviously. But does the extra 400Mhz really do much in terms of raw perfomance when it comes to every day use, such as browsing the web, movie streaming and the occassional Photoshopping and gaming?

How much a difference does the timings do really as well? Between CL16 and CL14? The price tag differs a lot between these 2, but I have literally no idea what they really do and how much they really make on a daily basis for the overall performance. Is it really worth going for the tighter timings or not?

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Old 03-08-20, 05:45 AM
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It's hard to say how much better but for sure some improvement.

I recently went from [email protected] to 4x8 [email protected] and it was around 10% less performance, but I'm 1st gen ryzen, pretty sure the newer chips and boards deal far better. You would see an improvement between the different speeds, but by how much Idk.

If it was me I'd say try your current ram with the new kit and compare online, your not have any issue running higher ram on newer kit, but you need data to really know to judge the value to yourself.

I do kinda regret not going G.Skill but at the time they sure were pricey

I think with all tech related things it's the difference between want and need, but imo your current ram will be fine for you to use and you can always upgrade it if you think you need too at a later date.
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Old 03-08-20, 06:15 AM
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It really depends on your current 3200 Dawelio if it's really good like 14-14-14- then no going to 3600 won't net you any benefits one the other hand if it's got sloppy timings then if you can get some nice CAS 15 or 16 3600 then yes you will see a bit of a bump in performance it's not going to be something that blows your socks off or anything but lets face it some performance gains are better than none right
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't driving 2x16Gb easier than 4x8Gb. In addition, diminishing returns hit fast with more expensive memory - any reason you're looking to upgrade from 16Gb?


Also, choosing to upgrade motherboard now sounds a bit weird to me. There's no telling how fast different manufacturers update their mobos to support next gen Ryzen well, or if there will be drawbacks in using current gen mobos.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't driving 2x16Gb easier than 4x8Gb. In addition, diminishing returns hit fast with more expensive memory - any reason you're looking to upgrade from 16Gb?

Also, choosing to upgrade motherboard now sounds a bit weird to me. There's no telling how fast different manufacturers update their mobos to support next gen Ryzen well, or if there will be drawbacks in using current gen mobos.
I'm already on 32GB memory, although I do fancy the Royal series from G.Skill, and also thinking of getting the upcoming Lian Li O11D Mini case, so want a bit of bling, hence getting a new kit and hence this thread.

What do you mean though regarding your motherboard statement?...
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I'm already on 32GB memory, although I do fancy the Royal series from G.Skill, and also thinking of getting the upcoming Lian Li O11D Mini case, so want a bit of bling, hence getting a new kit and hence this thread.

What do you mean though regarding your motherboard statement?...
You're looking at very marginal gains at a rather significant cost. I can't recommend doing it.

And with the motherboard comment I mean that it's hard to make conclusions about which motherboard to buy with Ryzen 3 in mind - as the whole chip hasn't even released yet. It would be a different story if you were building a complete setup, but as you've got a working motherboard right there, I don't see the point.

If you want new mobo, memory and ryzen 3 CPU, might make sense to sell the current setup altogether when new CPUs arrive and buy new one.
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