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AMD Ryzen 3000 Memory Benchmark & Common RAM Mistakes (fClock, uClock, & mClock)

  • Published on Sep 3, 2019 veröffentlicht
  • Ryzen 3000 RAM frequency, latency, uclock, mclock, and fclock matter more than anything else for the R9 3900X, 3700X, and 3600. We're looking for the best RAM for Ryzen.
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    We benchmarked an AMD R9 3900X Ryzen 3000-series CPU with various kits of memory from HyperX (Kingston), Crucial (Micron), GSkill, Corsair, and GeIL across two motherboards (the X570 Aorus Master and X570 Godlike). This matrix of results allows us to have a fuller picture of truly bad memory/board combinations for Ryzen 3000 and demonstrates results scaling from low frequencies to high. Critically, we also tuned fclock, uclock, mclock, and the ratios between them, as we went. Kits include 2400MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, 3600MHz, 3866MHz, 4000MHz, and overclocking up to 4200MHz, along with primary, secondary, and tertiary timing adjustments as needed. For the most part, we tested with XMP, but further manual tuning was also done, along with software-assisted manual tuning from Ryzen Memory Calculator. Remember, buying the "best" RAM for Ryzen 3000 isn't good enough -- you also need to buy the right motherboard with the RAM. If the memory isn't on the motherboard's QVL, it may exhibit exceptionally poor performance.
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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +539

    We tested and re-tested this stuff for a few weeks. To support long and ongoing test efforts like this one, you can kick a few bucks our way on Patreon or buy a GN Modmat, shirt, sticker, or other merch on our store:

  • Shootin' Bruin
    Shootin' Bruin 3 years ago +1

    Steve is so detailed he’s teaching me things I didn’t realize I wanted to know until I know

  • Young
    Young 2 years ago +128

    Tip: sometimes the QVL for your motherboard wont have your ram on the list but if you go to the manufacturer site for your ram, the QVL for your ram will show that motherboard

  • Nick's Stuff
    Nick's Stuff 3 years ago +372

    You know what would be cool after that? A memory overclock guide!

  • teppic11
    teppic11 3 years ago +2

    It'd be interesting to see Ryzen 3900x vs Intel 9900K with tuned memory timings on both, seeing such massive improvements on Ryzen.

  • Krazie Ivan
    Krazie Ivan 3 years ago +3

    Great work. I do wish you had included a Ballistix Sport LT 3200c16 "AES" model, as it's such a great value option that still responds exceptionally well to tuning. Would be interesting to contrast it against high-dollar B-die kits!

  • NZRoflcopter
    NZRoflcopter 3 years ago

    After struggling on both 1st and 2nd Gen Ryzen to even get the 3200mhz rated spec for my CL14 Trident Z RGB b-die kit, I managed to get that same kit to 3600mhz 14-14-15-30 with tweaked timings using the tool. Actually made me extremely happy with Ryzen 3 despite having the apparently common issue of not getting correct CPU boost clocks(I get 4125Mhz on my R5 3600)

  • Jeffrey Odolski
    Jeffrey Odolski 3 years ago +16

    One thing that no one commented is how these RAM timings and speed changes the way Intel and AMD CPUs are being compared. With these changes, the Ryzen appears to land directly in Intel territory, or beyond. Incredible stuff.

  • Douglas Millar
    Douglas Millar 3 years ago +1

    ive seen a test that showed a sizable fps impact by using 4 slots vs 2...would be interested to hear if you could replicate these improvements and whether this would be additive to the results obtained by tuning as done in this video.

  • MHzTweaker
    MHzTweaker 2 years ago +1

    It would be nice to see a new review in the same spirit of this one but with currently available highest speed RAM and the new ZEN3 CPUs. Also posting manufacturer model numbers for all RAM sticks used would be helpful. I am still trying to figure out what 3800 kit overclocked to 4200 CL16 was used to get many of the top benchmarks.

  • Stu Bur
    Stu Bur 3 years ago

    Looks like the best choices are 3600 CL 16 or 3200 CL 14, depending on prices and availability. Performance appears to be very close for these two options with sticks that a supported by the motherboard manufacturers. The 1st option had a bit better overall scores and on the highs, while the 3200 was close behind overall and sometimes a bit better for the lows.

  • E.L. Crisler
    E.L. Crisler 3 years ago +168

    I know it would have been a pain but would have loved to see this done with a more common B450 and B350 board to see those solutions. A lot of people are not jumping on X570 as the pricing is crazy.

  • BattMarn
    BattMarn 2 years ago +559


  • Eru Iluvatar
    Eru Iluvatar 3 years ago +3

    I would love seeing which timings and subtimings have the most performance impact. A comparison with the 9900K on gaming using the fastest memory configuration for intel and amd could also be really interesting.

  • Gevorian

    always love the depth of detail and analysis in your videos, keep up the good work guys

  • John Pilgrim
    John Pilgrim 2 years ago

    Memory can make some drastic differences with Ryzen. A well tuned kit may be enough to make Ryzen faster than its intel counterpart going head to head in games seeing as how Ryzen is only slightly behind in most of them. I’m building a Ryzen rig now so I will be sure to take great care in selecting my memory kit thanks to this video.

  • Bark Industry
    Bark Industry 3 years ago

    I haven't been in the PC build game in well over a decade and I am finally looking to build a new Ryzen 3600 PC to replace my late 2013 27" iMac. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your videos on the most recent AMD stuff, so comprehensive and so so helpful and know that many of us are super grateful for your hard work :)

  • UrSoMeanBoss
    UrSoMeanBoss 3 years ago +1

    Damn. The FPS differences for the 3866 OC'd DIMMs are crazy. I never imagined that RAM could have that big of an impact. I'm going with a Gigabyte x570 Xtreme and 64GB of RAM (prob 3600C16 Neo) so there's no way I'd be able to hit those clocks... but holy shit...

  • frjoethesecond
    frjoethesecond 3 years ago +19

    The really interesting part was the 1% low numbers. More important than averages for stable FPS.

  • Bourinos02
    Bourinos02 3 years ago +25

    Wow, I wasn't expecting SUCH drastic differences with the ram speed and timings... Thanks again for this great video.