Does Memory speed matter?

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  • taffelost
    taffelost 57 minutes ago

    I'm not going to watch the other video simply because you could've given us the synopsis real fast here instead of "forcing" us to watch your other video. In fact that's such a bad service to your viewers that I'm going to end my view right here at 48 seconds. See you.

  • wolfmanjacksaid
    wolfmanjacksaid 4 hours ago

    Yes, but effective ram speed also depends on timings

  • Subversive Intentions
    Subversive Intentions 7 hours ago

    Just increased my ram speed on my 1950x from 2133 to 3200 omg what a sea change in performance. Going from 3.975 ghz @2133 vs 3.775 @3200 is incredible. Along with the increase in thermals.

  • Steffen Stengård Villadsen

    Why not run at lower resolution (e.g. 800x600), to make sure it is only cpu/ram that bottleneck?

  • Frostbyte
    Frostbyte 14 hours ago

    I think that a more appropriate comparison would be speed vs timings. In order to increase speed you have to relax the timings and vice versa.
    Much like how in GPU overclocking we always say that core is king; it would be nice to have concrete evidence on what really should be prioritized when dialing in the RAM settings.

  • CROalfa PROgram
    CROalfa PROgram 20 hours ago

    Why dont test also frametimes and does RAM affect it.? Pls take 144 hz monitor or 240 hz monitor and bench game with diferent ram and then check frametimes. Thats important for us competative gamers...its not all obout how to get more frames if gpu cant deliver constant high fps.

    ANDY RIVERA 22 hours ago

    How to match a video card with your RAM?. 🤔😶🙄😫

    ANDY RIVERA 22 hours ago

    Do you have a video showing what type of power supply you should run with your PC built? Thank you again. 👍🤙

    ANDY RIVERA 22 hours ago

    Try Star citizenship. Lol. thank you very much for posting up these awesome videos.

  • Jamie H
    Jamie H 23 hours ago

    I would love to learn more about timings. I have some gskill that runs at 4000 with its xmp profile. I'm wondering if dropping the speed but also dropping the timings would improve things but since I'm not sure what each timing means to just randomly choose settings

  • mrbluelw88
    mrbluelw88 Day ago

    arma 3, csgo, dota2, path of exile, pubg, rainbow six siege are all cpu scaling titles. csgo and dota2 would be good examples to use because they're older games on different implementations of the same engine, so it could predict future scaling of titles on current engines like battlefield. The rest scale well based on cpu so would be good to see the difference in engine implimentations and how many current multiplayer titles scale off not just cpu but ram as well, and give an indication with falling ram prices as to how worth your money it is to purchase faster (3200 sweet spot?) ram with better timings and latency.

  • Šarūnas Šiaudžionis

    is there some kind of memory control/support? becouse 3200 n 4k look like cat support thant engine co-op 😅

  • mtmuledeer
    mtmuledeer Day ago +1

    Yes please do a video on how timing makes a difference or not especially in the later numbers. Right now you can get G.Skill 3600 Neo 16 GB sticks in either 16-16-16-36 or 16-19-19-39 timing. The 16-16 stuff is almost twice the price and it sells out constantly. I’ve tried contacting G.Skill asking what the performance benefits are and can’t get anything back from them. I’m just curious.

  • Home Kitchen
    Home Kitchen Day ago

    There should be a common sense panel on YT that blocks idiotic videos like this.

  • Nicholas O'Connor

    So timing please. I have no idea what that does or means

  • Hardwarejunkie
    Hardwarejunkie Day ago

    I did not watch the video… Yes ram speed matters… The end LOL I crack myself up

  • Jason Levine
    Jason Levine Day ago

    Compare 4000mhz ram with loose timings to 3200mhz with tight timings.

  • Cory C
    Cory C Day ago

    Yes, do a video on timings

  • Jamessuperfun
    Jamessuperfun Day ago

    Holy crap, I need to get this fixed on my system. I have a Ryzen 1800X and the RAM never went past 2133MHz, I knew it mattered but not that much - you're gaining 20+FPS!

  • Olivier Chatry
    Olivier Chatry 2 days ago

    Hum, maybe I misunderstood, but did he just said that RAM is an ASIC because it has a clock ???

  • Harpagophytum Procumbens

    Orgrimmar? A better choice would have been above the Great Seal in Zuldazar, which is a much newer zone.

  • G5U5
    G5U5 2 days ago

  • English Wiki
    English Wiki 2 days ago

    As I'm not a gamer, I would be interesting in knowing how RAM speed affects other memory intensive operations like video editing or OS virtualization.

    • Mad Bro
      Mad Bro 2 days ago

      RAM affects any loading. Starting the computer, starting apps, how many apps. A better test of RAM would be timing the loading speed of an application.

  • Javascript Kiddie
    Javascript Kiddie 3 days ago +1

    Wish everything ran like Doom.

  • G-LOC TV
    G-LOC TV 3 days ago

    I've never messed with memory overclocking and would love a but of in-depth video on the subject, and changing RAM timings. Please? Thank you

  • ExitWoundStudios
    ExitWoundStudios 3 days ago

    Can you add red dead 2 to your testings?

  • youtoob1234567
    youtoob1234567 3 days ago +15

    Memory speed matters but not as much as the fact that Epstein didn't kill himself.

  • Jerm Stone
    Jerm Stone 3 days ago

    So I was on a budget when building my new gaming rig... and opted for a single 8gb stick of 2400mhz Corsiar LPX ram... my question is should I get a second stick of this ram (my original plan) or should I fork out some additional cash and get a 2x8gb kit @3200mhz? Will the extra money I spend really benefit me?

  • Badger's Burnination

    Anyone else notice jay flapping in the background for the first time? Had to watch this three times to actually read anything.

  • Dr. Cogent
    Dr. Cogent 3 days ago

    RAM speed has always mattered

  • Carl Lee
    Carl Lee 3 days ago

    FPS is NOT LINEAR SCALING. It's the invert of linear scaling, which is much less significant.

  • misium
    misium 3 days ago

    11:33 what error correction? you mean on software level right, because those sticks are not ecc...

  • Greg W
    Greg W 3 days ago

    Really thorough.. thank you .

  • Thomas
    Thomas 3 days ago

    Lol, I still have DDR3 @ 1333MHz... I guess, it's time to upgrade (again). :P

  • Kevin Quattro
    Kevin Quattro 3 days ago

    For Ryzen9..yes. (non game, which is not your focus) :)

  • Jamie Lee
    Jamie Lee 3 days ago +1

    I can't concentrate on the results. All I see is Jay flapping in the background.

  • Cypeq
    Cypeq 3 days ago

    ramulization lol

  • Danimally
    Danimally 3 days ago

    I work as a video editor. And yes, Ram matters too much. It's the difference between rendering in 5 minutes and rendering in 40 minutes.

  • Brandt Reppond
    Brandt Reppond 3 days ago

    I use Pro Tools to mix music and the program still crashes with 16GB of GSkill RAM. I use a ryzen 2700x. Would more RAM help me?

  • Kuricature
    Kuricature 3 days ago

    Good timing guide with ryzen mobos and 3200 and 3600 ram would be nice

  • HolyKnightGaming
    HolyKnightGaming 4 days ago

    The verge lets single channel lll

  • James Pedid
    James Pedid 4 days ago

    Previous video link

  • df71091
    df71091 4 days ago

    Im still running games with ddr3 1600mhz

  • Peter Schiffman
    Peter Schiffman 4 days ago

    Timing test!

  • magični magički С

    so ram speed 3200mhz is the best?

  • X7RM
    X7RM 4 days ago

    Short answer = yes

  • Raju Miah
    Raju Miah 4 days ago +1

    Getting swole bruh, looking good

  • DevWolf
    DevWolf 4 days ago

    Try ram timings with Star Citizen. Extremely CPU heavy game but still needs some decent GPU specs. Im using 3600mhz trident Z clocked to 4266 at 1.45v with clocks in teh mid to low 20's. 8700k at 5.45 on all cores (peltier cooling with dual rads, lapped and delided with liquid metal on bott sides of IHS, 1.465v.... dont try this at home kids lol). Left GPU alone for this particular test. With the cpu at 5.45, and ram at stock 3600mhz timing and voltage, game picked up almost 20fps average. Turning ram up to 4000mhz (1.40v) after tuning timing as low as i could get them to be stable, it went down about 10fps from there. I clocked up to 4266 boosted voltage to 1.45, turned timings way up because now its really starting to freak out and refuses to go any higher in clock speed, was finally stable... now its 25-30fps higher on average than it was with the sock settings on everything. As clock went up, fps went up, then down, then up even higher. I dont get it either. Only thing I can think of there being some weird curves on the ideal timings per clock if you mapped them out on a graph. On the above overclocks (ram clock at 4266), and gpu at about 115% clock over base, I get between 80fps-120fps on average at 1080 in a moderately heavy area (IE a planet surface but not a city).
    Also you want views, use that game's name in the title, watch what happens to views ;) Theres 2 camps at war lol.

  • YJM Strat
    YJM Strat 5 days ago

    Hey Jay, can you use Arma 3 for CPU stress on one of your vids.

  • 6star
    6star 5 days ago

    I have $300+ in RGB fans I don't even need ram!

  • Benny Lloyd-Willner
    Benny Lloyd-Willner 5 days ago +1

    "please check the first video about RAM". Did I miss where you put the link to it? I'll check the beginning of this video once again in case I missed it...
    42 seconds in: Nope, nothing so I will now go to your videos and search for it. Not very inspiring to start following this channel. If you don't care about making a link for viewers I'm not so eager to get your wisdoms ("well not surprising to me" regarding memory sounded pretty ego to mention...). But I will make an effort (more than you have done with easy links ) and see if it's worth it. You have lots of subscribers so you probably don't need (want?) me anyway 😁

  • Enigma1336
    Enigma1336 5 days ago

    Do a TR 3970X setup with normie ram vs 1337 ram. Single channel 2400MHz CL17 vs the best quad channel B-Die overclock you can get.

  • Kyle Speer
    Kyle Speer 5 days ago +1

    Timing stopped mattering after ddr 400.

  • Twiz
    Twiz 5 days ago

    When I built my pc I bought 16gb 3200 g.skill (for amd) ram but they actually sent me 3600 lol but I still only run it at 3200 Idk why I’m weird

  • John Agnello
    John Agnello 5 days ago

    Thanks for this informative video. I recently purchased 16GB Dual Channel HyperX(FM) FURY DDR4 XMP at 2933MHz and now I'm concerned my system won't be getting the maximum output possible with my CPU (Intel i7 8700) and my GPU (RTX 2080)

  • Aesir
    Aesir 5 days ago

    will there be a video for ram timing?

  • Eric McManus
    Eric McManus 5 days ago

    So, will 3000mhz ram speeds be closer to the 3200mhz range? Or will it be closer to the 2600mhz range?

  • RixiRooTM
    RixiRooTM 5 days ago

    I would like to see a video from you about what memory timing is all about! :D

  • Space Pioneer
    Space Pioneer 5 days ago

    Well, i'm still running DDR3...For productivity, i love the timing of 1600MHz CL 9, but i've been struggling to find the ideal speeds for gaming on ddr3? 1600, 1866 or 2133 for CPU demanding games?

  • MasterMech77
    MasterMech77 5 days ago +2

    So my take away from this... More games need to use the Vulkan API ? :P