DDR4 2400MHz VS DDR4 3200MHz Gaming Performance | GTX 1080 FE | i7 5960X 4.4GHz

We all know memory comes in all different speeds, but what is the significance in gaming performance when buying faster memory. In this video I will be comparing 16GB of DDR4 running at 2400Mhz vs 3200MHz to see if there is any noticeable difference in performance.


G.SKILL Trident Z Specs 3200MHz DDR4 CL16-18–18-38

Corsair Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz DDR4 CL14-16-16-31

Full system specs
Intel i7 5960X overclocked to 4.4Ghz HT disabled
MSI Gaming 7 X99A
Nvidia GTX 1080 EVGA Founders Edition | 2050/5500
Nvidia GeForce 368.39 WHQL drivers
32GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666Mhz DDR4
Corsair Graphite 780T Black
Corsair HX 1000i PSU
Corsair H110i GT cooler
Samsung 850 EVO 500GB
Samsung SM951 M.2 128GB PCIe 3.0 SSD
OCZ Agility 128GB SSD
Toshiba 3TB HDD
Monitor Acer XG270HU 144Hz 1440p FreeSync
Monitor Samsung U28D590D 4K


DarkSoulz says:

you should run this test again, but in 4K i think there will be more difference but not sure

Ime E says:

Why the fuck would u spend money on 3000mhz ram unless for e-penis? I also like powerfull components but I wont fucking spend more cash on higher mhz ram.

Nugie Sixx says:

what about DX12. will faster RAM help much?

EPIC WARRIOR 5980 says:

So from this we learnt that ddr4 2400 mhz is faster right?

Star of Eden says:

no like no sub..shit sound

Pinguin says:

Why only 1080p? Is the RAM not better under 1440p or 4K, because higher data informations?

Burak DERE says:

Thank you


You should replace that killer instinct video with one from the Ultra 64 emulator. I so wished the N64 was able to deliver the “arcade” type graphics. The game in the arcade was epic….talk about a coin cruncher. Still believe that the first ones artistic approach was much better than what was to be had in KI2….

Check the audio between the games and speaking about the products….a bit off volume-wise.

Great video though and as always….keep’em comin

maniu says:

first learn how to do it that type of test

wili wilihey says:

why would you put all your games in ULTRA FULL HD wtf is wrong with you, you are here to have a fluid gameplay not necessarly in ultra

MrWarningBros says:


Byung Glory says:

This is unfair Benchmark 2400 RAM VGA Clock 2038 Mhz 3200 Ram VGA Clock 2025Mhz 🙁

Michael Grenier says:

The more of anything other than processor stuff, the more the processor works. I can see games having lower frames with the higher Mhz RAM because the processor works harder.

Pankaj jajoria says:

hello , i recently purchase,Corsair 8GB DDR4 Vengeance LPX 2400Mhz (CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R)
then i check in cmd via “wmic memorychip get speed” command
but i only show 2133Mhz.
please Help Anyone..thanks in advance..

David Ferreira says:

what do you use too see those stats…cpu usuage fps…etc…?

Gurmail Singh says:

name of intro song please ????

Lucas Nany says:


Grigory Protasov says:

Очередной хуесос тестирующий мощность камня упираясь в видюху…

Mr. Poy says:

Ur intro song is the one used for messi god amongst men

Thomas Schäfer says:

sehr schlechtes video absolut nicht zu empfehlen. man kann kaum was vergleichen, da die schrift nicht an der selben stelle ist.

Matthew Bishop says:

Fix your mic volume, I had to crank it to hear you talk then when the game comes in it blew my face off.

TruXByakuya says:

1080p smh..

AlawyIbra says:

im good with ddr3 1600ghz

Simon says:


Deathbegotten says:

Try doing this with skyrim and Fallout 4 on max detail. It will be noticeable….

Big Jay says:

So literally nothing lol

TicWhack says:

Dude i think you forgot to OC your ram xD, DF and Linus found actual difference.

Neez Nh says:

What about 4k, will there be a deference in RAM speeds?

Khabaal87 says:

One thing that confuses me is the RAM and VRAM usage through the different 3 games: in The Witcher the faster modules have lower RAM and VRAM consumption, in Crysis the faster modules have higher RAM and VRAM consumption and in Tomb Raider the faster modules have lower RAM, but higher VRAM consumption… crazy shit. Still I think in the end u should stick with modules that have the lowest latency if the rest of the rig is maxed out.

Mortys says:

You should try the The Witcher 3 into Novigrad, its very cpu intensive in that case. Here is just graphical intensive :/

soquam says:

I play in Fallout 4 in 1080p with gtx560Ti, Intel E6750, 667mhz 4gb DDR2 ram with CL6. On very high settings. And i,m not lying. My PC configuration sounds like shit, but i love it.
I even setted resolution on 3k and it worked. Just idled because of low memory.
But on 1080p game runes with 30-40 fps in the open world with high settings.
I want to buy now GTX 1060. Just to see how it works.

Stev A says:

I really don’t think you pushed the memory at all. memory has a much easier time when you are barely moving and the scenery isn’t being changed at much, or showing as many details. So this didn’t really show me anything.

Star of Eden says:

sound sucks absolutely

Suized3urface says:

Less frequency uses more ram and has less frames by 1

Wambert says:

It’s not about the fps but the smoothness with the extra speed. It is noticeable that the right is much smoother although the left has more fps. There are quality frames and overpowered frames.

yapchagi says:


FR0NT13R says:

no veo diferencia esta wea :v

Andrei Barros says:

Great job, thank you

Tribulation Prepper says:

What is the MoBo… X99?

Albert Chang says:

For Ryzen, I would probably get 3200 mhz cl14 or 3600 cl16 ram. These ram speeds really help with maintaining frames and having less drastic frame drops in cpu heavy areas of games. It seems that Trident Z ram is the ram to go as they use the Samsung b-die

TricK i Know says:

Thank you very much so many confusion is now clear , here i posted a led light gaming ram video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pwBcn6ljjY please watch 🙂

Volvirth says:

Okay, seriously?

nikolygtx says:

Amd fanboys will be like, but to use full amd ryzen power you need ddr5 at 4000mhz, then its better then intel ! everything its fake if you don’t use that memory

๖ۣۜ KENNEXS says:

Well that was awesome thank you dude 🙂 it’s exactly what I was looking for now I’m fixed.. the thing was that i have to choose between two different ram “Vengeance 32Go (2 x 16Gb) ddr4 2400 MHZ CL14” or a vengeance 16 Go (2x 8 Go) DDR4 3000 MHz CL15

EdwardERS says:

I see so many conflicting videos on this topic. Digital Foundry would disagree that ram speed does make a difference in gaming in one of their i5-2500k videos where they were comparing it to a more modern Intel i5 platform.

Uruguay OC says:

Great comparison congrats from TweakTown !

Joce C says:

This doesn´t work because DDR4 is made for Skylake, Kabylake and in some months; Coffelake. Try it with any of those processors and you’ll see the difference

Pendragoon99 says:

Ram Speed and cas latency are more of a factor when the CPU is the bottleneck. In a scenario where one is using a budget CPU, running the fastest ram your motherboard will support will show a noticeable increase in performance.

Noticeable gains can be seen with mid and high range processors as well but again, only when the CPU is the limiting factor of whatever application you are running.

Same goes for single and dual channel ram setups. Even on a budget, I see no reason why anyone would buy a single stick of ram…..always buy in pairs

Bunseth Likyon says:

Try cpu intensive games like total war, ashes of singularity, civs, euiv, etc

d1w1c1 says:

why does the one on the right look faster?

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