Question DDR4 3200 CL16 or 3733 CL17 - ryzen/intel

Kamil_7

Reputable
Apr 19, 2016
11
1
4,515
0
Hi Guys,

I will build my PC within next month or two but as for the moment, I need to buy RAM only now. (my old single 8 gig 2134 Kingston is not enough on my current platform (i5 6500, gtx 970) to play Warzone anymore).
So, I am looking for a RAM that will fit my future PC build - most probably Ryzen 5600X or 3600X (maybe it there will be some good promo, I'll even go for i5 10th gen).

My main question is, shall I go for Patriot Viper Steel, DDR4, 16 GB, 3733MHz, CL17 (PVS416G373C7K)

Or stick to my first choices:
  1. Corsair Vengeance LPX, DDR4, 16 GB, 3200MHz, CL16 (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16)
  2. Crucial Ballistix Black at DDR4 3200 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 (BL2K8G32C16U4B)
Can't go higher than 100 bucks unfortunately.
 
Hi Guys,

I will build my PC within next month or two but as for the moment, I need to buy RAM only now. (my old single 8 gig 2134 Kingston is not enough on my current platform (i5 6500, gtx 970) to play Warzone anymore).
So, I am looking for a RAM that will fit my future PC build - most probably Ryzen 5600X or 3600X (maybe it there will be some good promo, I'll even go for i5 10th gen).

My main question is, shall I go for Patriot Viper Steel, DDR4, 16 GB, 3733MHz, CL17 (PVS416G373C7K)

Or stick to my first choices:
  1. Corsair Vengeance LPX, DDR4, 16 GB, 3200MHz, CL16 (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16)
  2. Crucial Ballistix Black at DDR4 3200 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit 16GB (8GBx2) CL16 (BL2K8G32C16U4B)
Can't go higher than 100 bucks unfortunately.
Go for faster one, specially with Ryzen.
 
3733 CL17 might need to run at CL18 if it's unstable at CL16. You could run CL17, but would require turning off gear down mode in bios, which isn't really too big of an issue, but even CL is possibly or usually better with Ryzen platforms. Edit - It looks like PVS416G373C7K might have switched from Samsung B-die to Hynix.

If you are in the US, buy this 2x8GB kit while still on sale for the next 19 hours. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232195
That is a 3600 CL16 Samsung B-Die kit that may be capable of an overclock up to 4000 CL18-CL20 or at least 3866 CL18.

This is a 2x8GB 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die kit for the same price if you miss that sale and should be capable or close to the same overclocks as the 3600 kit. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232217
 

Kamil_7

Reputable
Apr 19, 2016
11
1
4,515
0
3733 CL17 might need to run at CL18 if it's unstable at CL16. You could run CL17, but would require turning off gear down mode in bios, which isn't really too big of an issue, but even CL is possibly or usually better with Ryzen platforms. Edit - It looks like PVS416G373C7K might have switched from Samsung B-die to Hynix.

If you are in the US, buy this 2x8GB kit while still on sale for the next 19 hours. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232195
That is a 3600 CL16 Samsung B-Die kit that may be capable of an overclock up to 4000 CL18-CL20 or at least 3866 CL18.

This is a 2x8GB 3200 CL14 Samsung B-die kit for the same price if you miss that sale and should be capable or close to the same overclocks as the 3600 kit. https://www.newegg.com/g-skill-16gb-288-pin-ddr4-sdram/p/N82E16820232217
unfortunately, I am from Poland.. they throw here worst spec hardware, so hard to choose..
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY