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User Info: Viper187666

Viper187666
4 months ago#1
Why is the majority of RAM I'm seeing on NewEgg listed a Intel Zxxx Platform, why the f*** does it matter, and why the f*** are the ones that aren't specific to Intel priced higher? I'm specifically looking at G.Skill at the moment.
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User Info: BeyondWalls

BeyondWalls
4 months ago#2
Is it over 2133MHz? Maybe because you need the Z board to run the higher speed?

User Info: Viper187666

Viper187666
4 months ago#3
BeyondWalls posted...
Is it over 2133MHz? Maybe because you need the Z board to run the higher speed?


Yet, ASRock's AM4 boards list as supporting 2667 (3200 OC). When I build a Ryzen box, I want the fastest RAM I can get without OC f***ery.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157757

ASRock's tested/supported modules list sucks, but that's a separate issue.
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User Info: LazyyAmerican

LazyyAmerican
4 months ago#4
Thought it was already proven that RAM speeds are mostly irrelevant in terms of performance?
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 months ago#5
There are different kind of Memory ICs that work better on different platforms, and a "tier list" of sorts, where higher end ICs (like B-Die) won't work well on older platforms like X99.

If you want to buy Memory in 2018, you're basically targeting Hynix AFR/MFR and B-Die kits, but B-Die Kits are usually $100 more expensive.

Older kits (like those for X99) may work on AM4, but they won't work at their rated speeds. The only kits that work at their rated speeds on that platform are Hynix MFR and B-Die. The only way to identify these is by looking around, or identifying kits based on their Timings. Something like 32000C16 is Hynix, where as 3200C14 is B-Die.

This probably doesn't answer all of your questions, but it's a pretty bad time to buy memory, and you're not going to get a good kit for cheap.
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User Info: Viper187666

Viper187666
4 months ago#6
Judgmenl posted...
There are different kind of Memory ICs that work better on different platforms, and a "tier list" of sorts, where higher end ICs (like B-Die) won't work well on older platforms like X99.

If you want to buy Memory in 2018, you're basically targeting Hynix AFR and B-Die kits, but B-Die Kits are usually $100 more expensive.

Older kits (like those for X99) may work on AM4, but they won't work at their rated speeds. The only kits that work at their rated speeds on that platform are Hynix MFR and B-Die. The only way to identify these is by looking around, or identifying kits based on their Timings. Something like 32000C16 is Hynix, where as 3200C14 is B-Die.

This probably doesn't answer all of your questions, but it's a pretty bad time to buy memory, and you're not going to get a good kit for cheap.


So what's C15D (assuming I'm looking at the right thing)? https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820232234
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 months ago#7
Here's a really good source for memory ICs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/62vp2g/clearing_up_any_samsung_bdie_confusion_eg_on/
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User Info: Sir_Meowcat_Esq

Sir_Meowcat_Esq
4 months ago#8
AFAIK, the whole "platform" thing is just a bit of marketing that you can ignore... as long as the rest matches up of course. Worst case scenario I've ever seen is not having an automatic XMP profile available.

That is disregarding the whole Ryzen loves b-die situation though that the others are mentioning.

User Info: DarkZV2Beta

DarkZV2Beta
4 months ago#9
Because Ryzen CPUs have shaky memory compatibility, getting RAM validated for AMD is a good idea for an AMD build.
For Intel, it tends to not matter. Mostly, it's marketing bulls*** to make people buy that RAM over other types of RAM when building for a particular platform. It just means the RAM was tested and validated on that platform, and possibly others.
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User Info: Judgmenl

Judgmenl
4 months ago#10
Judgmenl posted...
Here's a really good source for memory ICs:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/62vp2g/clearing_up_any_samsung_bdie_confusion_eg_on/


Those are Dual Ranked B-Die which is okay, but might struggle to get their rated speed as Ryzen has issues with anything that's not Single Ranked B-Die.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1628751/official-amd-ryzen-ddr4-24-7-memory-stability-thread

Looks like you have a good chance of getting the rated speed, but memory OC is heavily based on the motherboard.

(Although if you're trying to get 32GB of RAM they're still a great choice.)
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