It seems to sense that people would have queries regarding the best RAM kit to buy for the AM5 platform as the arrival of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series CPUs (opens in new tab) draws near. There have been some recent developments regarding the AMD X670 platform’s memory support. Even though the specific speeds represent the absolute worst situation, they do suggest that users who want to employ four modules may run into issues at higher rates.
A new Gigabyte memory support chart made available by @momomo us (opens in new tab) shows that four modules default to a slow 3600MHz speed when EXPO or XMP is deactivated. This number, in my opinion, applies to four dual-rank modules. On a 12th-generation CPU, the identical arrangement operates at 3600MHz as well.
Additionally, the table says that frequencies of 5200MHz or above “depend on the CPU’s capabilities.” AMD advises using this speed as a precaution. The maximum frequency supported by Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs is 4800MHz, but we know they are capable of significantly higher speeds with a minimum kit size of 2x16GB.
It’s crucial to remember that when it comes to official memory support, AMD and Intel are taking the safe route. For instance, they might set official support to 4800 if 99.9% of computers are using DDR5-4800 and only 99% are using DDR5-5600. Therefore, even if faster speeds are fully within the realm of possibility, they are nonetheless regarded as “overclocking.” in the majority of memory controllers.
Users will once again be forced to decide between speed and capacity for their AM5 system. Gamers must select a speed. A Ryzen 7000 CPU should always work fine with a 2x16GB DDR5-6000 set-and-forget EXPO kit of good quality.
If you require a lot of RAM, upgrading to 64GB or even 128GB can slow down your computer. However, if you are one of the select few who truly requires 128GB of storage, the benefits will exceed the negatives. For a gamer, 32 GB is sufficient, and that will take some time.
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