Question 16gb 2666mhz or 8gb 3200mhz?

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My build is a ryzen based build, if u want the full build heres the pcpartpicker list: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/3mNPw6
anyways im looking just for overall system responsiveness, i dont think ill be doing 3d animation and that kind of stuff, so my question is which one should i get cause im undecided really.
 
No, it wouldn't be a waste, it will run 3200MHz just fine. If you are not planning to expand RAM soon, you'd be better off getting 2x4GB (for dual channel) if possible at that speed. Also keep in mind that IGPU may take up to 2GB of available RAM.
 

kerangovender

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If you want the 3200mhz then they will only run at the max speed the CPU supports which is at 2933mhz. You can use the full potential of 3200mhz if you upgrade to a CPU that supports it (I'm not forcing you to upgrade).

So get the 2666mhz 16gb as it is double storage and see if you can overclock it and it's fine if you dont because it's close enough to the max your CPU supports
 
If you want the 3200mhz then they will only run at the max speed the CPU supports which is at 2933mhz. You can use the full potential of 3200mhz if you upgrade to a CPU that supports it (I'm not forcing you to upgrade).

So get the 2666mhz 16gb as it is double storage and see if you can overclock it and it's fine if you dont because it's close enough to the max your CPU supports
This is not true, XMP makes it go to 3200 with NO problem.
The price difference between 2x8GB 2666 and 3200 is not much at all.
Get the 3200 and you WILL feel the difference
Read this https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-ram-speed-x470-pinnacle-ridge,6064.html
 

retroforlife

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depending on what your doing 16 GB is like recommended not a whole lot of difference between 2666 and 3200 unless your amd cpu is a higher grade i dont think 🤔
 
Article works fine for me, not much I can do if it's not working for you.
Anyway, it says, it makes a difference.

"The impact of memory speed gains starts to decrease at resolutions above 1280x720. At 1920x1080, you need to use DDR4-3200 C14 to get the same 10 percent performance boost."
"DDR4-3466 C16 and DDR4-3200 C14 deliver over 6 percent more average frames per second when gaming at 2560x1440 resolution. "
"If you game at higher resolutions, such as 1920x1080 and 2560x1440, you can opt for configurations like DDR4-3200 C14 and DDR4-366 C16 as they can boost your average frames per second by up to 10.22 percent and 6.77 percent, respectively. At 4K (3840x2160), you don't have to worry about memory speeds as the graphics card is most likely the bottleneck. "
 
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DMAN999

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I have my 16 GB G.Skill TridentZ 3200 C16 RAM running at 3400 MHz with tighter timings and I can definitely tell a difference compared to 3200 MHz with stock timings.
So I would get 16 (2x8) GBs of the fastest RAM you can afford.
 
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