Does RAM speed REALLY matter?

  • Published on Apr 20, 2017
  • Now that we have RAM modules capable of up to 4266MHz, we need to find out... does high speed RAM ACTUALLY make a difference?
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Comments • 7 513

  • Lonk
    Lonk 16 hours ago

    3600mhz is at a very good price point right now

  • Hazem Hozien
    Hazem Hozien Day ago

    what ram should I use with ryzen 3900x and Asus ROG X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (Wi-Fi)
    G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) Model F4-3600C16Q-32GTZNC
    DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
    Timing 16-19-19-39
    CAS Latency 16
    Voltage 1.35V
    price $ 225
    G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) Model F4-3600C16Q-32GTZN
    DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
    Timing 16-16-16-36
    CAS Latency 16
    Voltage 1.35V
    price $ 331

  • Winchester Nario

    Short answer? Yes or no?

  • Divvy
    Divvy Day ago


  • Hampoon
    Hampoon Day ago

    Nobody ever talks about how cute Dennis is

  • Burg
    Burg 4 days ago

    @linus does still hold true today given that Ryzen works better at higher speed rams?

  • Eagle
    Eagle 5 days ago

    Let me get this right. There is no reason to buy ddr4 4400mzh it's better to buy 3600mzh and overclock it ??

  • Shobhit Mathur
    Shobhit Mathur 5 days ago

    I need to upgrade and old laptop.. what is the recommended speed for DDR3?

  • Dolan Fuzzy
    Dolan Fuzzy 6 days ago +3

    4:56 “looking closelyier”

  • teoria
    teoria 7 days ago

    My ram have only 1200mhz lol

  • Chris Busenkell
    Chris Busenkell 7 days ago

    damn it Linus, i knew i would have to overlook certain things in our relationship because you are a Canadian and will do weird things but the birkenstocks and socks thing? come on, now i have to fear someone i told to watch your show noticing that also...and you shouldn't be up on your roof raging...not safe ;)

    BOB MAISTORIS 7 days ago

    If you want a good pc for gaming save money and spent it in a great combination and use a strong cpu and gpu. No need of ram Ο.C.

  • Quinn Johnson
    Quinn Johnson 8 days ago

    These RAM benchmarks were only tested against gaming programs. Has Linus Studios done benchmarked RAM speed comparisons against various CAD programs on workstations as well?

  • Bebazen Bebazenvu
    Bebazen Bebazenvu 10 days ago

    Great video 👍

  • Exagol
    Exagol 15 days ago

    well i have 1333 MHz DDR3 Ram

  • yicl jol
    yicl jol 16 days ago

    You're not a game show host so why talk like one?

    • Russell Garrard
      Russell Garrard 14 days ago

      It's half the reason I watch this video, watching Linus act like an idiot (but the bloke truly knows his shit)!

  • SpAYeZzZ
    SpAYeZzZ 18 days ago

    I will be getting ryzen 5 2600x with 3000mhz ram ddr4 kingston hyperx fury with ssd.I dont recommend getting higher then 2666 mhz if you have hard disk

  • Mark42XLII
    Mark42XLII 19 days ago

    *Laughs in 4KB Arduino RAM*

  • Z3R0 L0G1X
    Z3R0 L0G1X 21 day ago

    The problem is that ryzen 3000 series need 3600mhz to actually be in 1:1 sync with infinity fabric.. ahh shit

  • Cyriel_Cookie
    Cyriel_Cookie 21 day ago

    Please new version, it's been 2 years!

  • DatManBrooksie HD
    DatManBrooksie HD 21 day ago

    My Ram would not boot over 3000mhz until I switched slots to A2 And B2... then it worked right away with xmp1 @3200

  • jimbobdave 101
    jimbobdave 101 22 days ago

    linus make a remake.

  • AbumeyangProductions
    AbumeyangProductions 23 days ago

    Bruh this video is from 2017 and I'm still sitting here with my DDR3 1600MHz RAM in 2020, feels okay man

  • 10 subscribers
    10 subscribers 24 days ago

    not enough money to buy the ram. Gives him the empty wallet and gets the ram

  • [YT] NovaBound
    [YT] NovaBound 25 days ago

    You can just download ram and see the difference yourself

  • black cheetah
    black cheetah 25 days ago

    I have 40 gigs ram 2666 MHz but is slowed down by 1 8 gig stick should I take it out to get 2666 MHz and I will be able to enable xmp too

  • Glanced
    Glanced 25 days ago

    These skits man 😥😂😂😂

  • clint reed
    clint reed 25 days ago

    I have 2 x 8gb sticks of corsair vengeance 1866Mhz can i add 2 x 4gb sticks of the same corsair ram to give myself 24gb ?? will this cause any issue's/problems ??

  • Leo Creer
    Leo Creer 26 days ago

    I hate you shoes. lol Joking lol

  • Rayhanul Kabir
    Rayhanul Kabir 27 days ago

    I have a Core i9 9900K which supports 2666 MHz out of factory and I have Ram DIMMS of 3000 MHz, do I need to OC my rams to reach 3000 MHz? My RAM is already of 3000 MHz but the CPU doesn't support that. So, do I need to just OC my CPU or I have to OC my RAM too?

  • Zira
    Zira 27 days ago

    I have Geforce GTX 1080, Intel i7 7700K. What is the best ram for me? I'm currently running XPG Z1 DDR4 3000MHz (PC4 24000) 16GB (2x8GB)

  • pantera owns
    pantera owns 27 days ago

    Before I even watch this. Yes ram speed does matter for gaming . I've seen a 15fps difference between slow ram and fast ram. Although there are diminishing returns

  • ProphecyGaming
    ProphecyGaming 27 days ago

    Let’s get some democracy going, I’ve got 3000 MHz 16gb ram. Should I het higher clock and more ram or stay with the current type of speed but upgrade to 32gb? Or just none? I bought a 3700x sooooo

  • zEEx
    zEEx 29 days ago

    I still remember my costly RD 800 Mhz at that time paired with Pentium 4 1.5ghz & D850 mobo :)

  • HitMyScreens -
    HitMyScreens - 29 days ago

    Mine is a 3200mhz and it’s only at 2133 how do I fix this

  • Killerkings1111 DG
    Killerkings1111 DG Month ago

    why does your channel always sound so hollow now?!

  • mehmud
    mehmud Month ago

    In india 3000mhz is cheaper only 1 dollar than the 3200mhz, and 2400mhz and 2666mhz are even more expensive. It only makes sense to go with 3200mhz, cheaper and good performance. I am thinking to pair with 9400F.

  • Kai Damata
    Kai Damata Month ago

    crazy ddr4 speeds today with way faster cpus... we need a remake asap

  • Den nis
    Den nis Month ago

    Year 2020 Chroma Tab: 8gb of Ram used

  • Yusuf
    Yusuf Month ago

    My Crucial Ballistix elite 3600Mhz DDR4 always defaults to 2666Mhz with 6700K with XMP disabled. Why doesn't it default to 2133Mhz?

  • Jacob Lakota
    Jacob Lakota Month ago

    I went from 2133 to 3200 and I defiantly noticed the difference in framerates.

  • pie nis
    pie nis Month ago

    we need an update, its been almost 3 years

  • Mr. Carroll Ware
    Mr. Carroll Ware Month ago

    Damn it I want 10 GHz ram.

  • JZ The Imposible Me

    thanks Linus..

  • monish kumar
    monish kumar Month ago

    Can we install different brands and different frequencies ram in one system?? Can we install 2400mhz in 2133mhz ??

  • Sudharsan V J
    Sudharsan V J Month ago

    When it comes to video editing will going for 2666MHz RAM instead of 2400MHz make much of a difference ?

  • FlickFlag Productions

    Skip to 4:38 for the answer.

  • Wotan Hate Machine
    Wotan Hate Machine Month ago

    I have learned so much with you Linus, thank you, sincerely.

  • friskylime
    friskylime Month ago

    What about RAM latency? I've heard that sticks of the same type and MHz can still have different internal throughput speeds. The RAM I have is DDR3 2133 MHz, but the heat spreaders on them are ridiculous. I had to trim my CPU cooler just a tiny bit to get them to fit. xD I was just curious about that, and what effect it has on a system.

  • richard garcia
    richard garcia Month ago

    Does ram gb capacities matter if I want to mix it with another I currently have one stick of 16 but I want to add a 32gb would they work together or would I have to get two 32gb or two 16gb (I just want more than 16gb I’m getting into vr)

  • Bert Reynolds
    Bert Reynolds Month ago +9

    "Does anything at all really matter?" - Universe

  • Bebek
    Bebek Month ago

    Diferent story if you wear linux os

  • Oloy Febryan
    Oloy Febryan Month ago +1


  • Emilio Rodriguez
    Emilio Rodriguez Month ago

    why are your hands orange>?

  • Louie Jake
    Louie Jake Month ago

    Remake please

  • Svudle Dudlan
    Svudle Dudlan Month ago

    am i the only one who didnt get an answer?

  • Dariux D
    Dariux D Month ago

    I have a DDR4 4000mHz viper steel for my ryzen 7 3700x is that too much ram speed, overkill? I only got it for 80 quid so 🤷‍♀️

  • DrDavid Crockett
    DrDavid Crockett Month ago

    Closlier? Closlieistness?

  • Scott Espeseth
    Scott Espeseth Month ago +1

    What’s better for a 32gb RAM setup with a 4-slot MOBO that I’ll never need to upgrade past 32gb??
    2x16gb or 4x8gb????
    I’ve decided on an AMD 5 gen 3 with a gen 3 PCIe

  • Johnfuse
    Johnfuse Month ago +1

    I want a linus ram dealer with that beard in my neighbourhood