Question Which ram should I choose

Dec 25, 2020
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Hey guys,

Managed to grab a 5900x and I was thinking now on getting RAMs. Read somewhere that Ryzen benefits from higher MHz don't know if that's it or not x).
I had my eyes on a G.Skill 3600MHz CL16 16-16-16-36-2N for around 170 € then I saw a 4000MHz CL18 18-19-19-39-2N for around the same price?
Which one would be better and would I see the difference between them?
Thank you!
 
Hey guys,

Managed to grab a 5900x and I was thinking now on getting RAMs. Read somewhere that Ryzen benefits from higher MHz don't know if that's it or not x).
I had my eyes on a G.Skill 3600MHz CL16 16-16-16-36-2N for around 170 € then I saw a 4000MHz CL18 18-19-19-39-2N for around the same price?
Which one would be better and would I see the difference between them?
Thank you!
Best RAM for 5900x is (2x8) 3200MHz at CL14 with Samsung b-die.
5900x supports up to 3200MHz
Check your MB QVL for tested kits. If G.Skill are listed, they are excellent.

I doubt a kit at 4000MHz will be compatible even with those loose timings. The IMC would most likely not handle 4000MHz.
A kit with lower frequency (say 3200MHz) and tighter timings (say CL14) perform better than a kit at 3600MHz and CL16.
 

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