Kaby Lake DDR4 Memory Guide, Scaling Performance Tested

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Kaby Lake DDR4 Memory Guide, Scaling Performance Tested

VIDEO INDEX
0:00 – Intro
0:41 – What DDR4 do you need?
1:29 – Recommended capacity
1:41 – CPU choices
2:03 – Chipset memory support
2:26 – Note on memory frequencies
3:12 – Pricing and latency considerations
3:29 – SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth
3:56 – 7-zip
4:20 – Battlefield 1 [1080p]
4:39 – Call of Duty Infinite Warfare [1080p]
4:55 – Gears of War 4 [1080p]
5:15 – Battlefield 1 [4K]
5:29 – Call of Duty Infinite Warfare [4K]
5:39 – Gears of War 4 [4K]
5:50 – Results discussion
6:11 – A look at memory timings
7:10 – G.Skill memory kits
7:54 – Summary
8:17 – Wrapping it up
8:30 – Outro

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northern marine says:

keep it with zed, its the proper way to say it anyway

Hardware Unboxed says:

Check prices now: https://goo.gl/Mb78Ro
VIDEO INDEX
0:00 – Intro
0:41 – What DDR4 do you need?
1:29 – Recommended capacity
1:41 – CPU choices
2:03 – Chipset memory support
2:26 – Note on memory frequencies
3:12 – Pricing and latency considerations
3:29 – SiSoftware Sandra Memory Bandwidth
3:56 – 7-zip
4:20 – Battlefield 1 [1080p]
4:39 – Call of Duty Infinite Warfare [1080p]
4:55 – Gears of War 4 [1080p]
5:15 – Battlefield 1 [4K]
5:29 – Call of Duty Infinite Warfare [4K]
5:39 – Gears of War 4 [4K]
5:50 – Results discussion
6:11 – A look at memory timings
7:10 – G.Skill memory kits
7:54 – Summary
8:17 – Wrapping it up
8:30 – Outro

Videocomputer says:

Oh, 60 fps video, nice but it does not feel like real 60 fps.

Tweak Tweakker says:

Is it possible to overclock a non-K processor in a Z or X series motherboard?

Twin Turbo says:

What is better to get – 4x8gb Quad core memory sticks or 4x8gb Dual Channel memory sticks ?

Thorz says:

is a 8*2 ram 3200mhz ddr4 compatible with an i5 7600k?

Narf sc2 says:

So the conclusion is, i still dont know which RAM i should buy because you didnt said anything about dual-ranked vs single-ranked or single sided vs dual sided or chip quality. What if i want to play the real games where FPS matter? In other words games where RAM does a huge difference in performance, f.e. all those Source engine games like CSGO (which is even mostly played on resolutions like 1024×768) or Dota2 or other Heavy CPU bound games like H1Z1, World of Warcraft, Starcraft2? All those competitive games that matter and do benefit from buying a higher tier RAM werent even mentioned. Its good to know that people playing AAA titles on 4k resolutions doesnt have to care about RAM at all and can basically pick that stuff randomly, but that doesnt help me. I want the highest minimum FPS for games that people are actually playing over a longer period of time. So that i can theoretically play csgo with a 240 FPS monitor at the highest possible/affordable smoothness.

Dan L says:

Perhaps I will buy Gskill 32GB 4000Mhz DDR4 kit to benefit Kaby Lake CPU as well as 240hz refresh rate monitor.

jake legg says:

Can someone explain me into Serial ATA -VS- Molex for powering things like fan and lights

Tetko Mat says:

It would be interesting to see single channel and dual channel performance comparison.

Mickey Mulligan says:

for future videos could you use games and software which would better represent performance. See games likes ashes of the singularity or the total war series and maybe some examples of practical software like how much faster or slower these RAM kits help or hinder rendering.

see beare says:

Is it feasible to buy 3000mhz ram and overclock it up to 4000mhz by loosening the timings and increasing the voltage to match the specifications of ram sold at 4000mhz?

Bone Crushing Metal says:

Thx for this video Steve. DDR4 prices went up on the low end and down on the high end. I got a DDR4 3000 dual channel 16 GB kit for $101 through Ebay using a $15 promo code which isn’t bad considering the average 2666 and 3200 kits tend to be about $10 to 25 more. BTW, the lowest priced DDR4 2400 16 GB kit I could find on Newegg was $94 after a promo code so like I said low end ram kits went up in price.

MrBristolCar says:

Local pricing has gone crazy around here. 16GB of 2666mhz is around 160 USD as of this comment, yet just year ago it was 80-90 dollars.

CaptainMageTank says:

“The impact timings have on bandwidth isn’t nearly as significant as frequency”. When it comes to primary timings, that may be true, but tertiary timings and RTL/IO-L offsets drastically impact bandwidth, far more than the raw clock speed. With 3600 C14-14-14-28-2, my current ram setup handily beats a 4000 C18 XMP kit with relative ease in both raw bandwidth and latency. This is completely ignoring rank interleaving.

Any who, as your tests have concluded, memory speed only aids in gaming performance in situations with high CPU overhead. As CPU overhead becomes less of an issue (such as higher resolutions) memory speed helps less. As you also said, high refresh rate gaming (especially those high-end variable refresh monitors) benefit greatly from faster ram as it helps determine exactly how low your framerates dip. Faster ram can help you stay within that freesync minimum refresh window, making it a nice investment given how easy it is to overclock even the worst Micron IC’s to 3000mhz on the cheapest Z170 boards.

Gandhabba says:

i bought the gskill trident z 3200mhz cl16 ddr4.. would i see any big diference if i went with the cl14?

KWG Lamb says:

Is there a vid like this about Ryzen Processor/s yet?

JohnnyNismo says:

This test will be interesting on AMD Ryzen.

BAMB00STER4EVER says:

Should’ve waited for ryzen

Sajjad Akram says:

i bought Z270M-ITX/ac. In spec it says that it supports up to 32 GB but in memory support list they have tested up to 16GB of memory. So my question is will it support 32GB of mem? has anybody tried it on ITX boards?

halistine jenkins says:

your videos continue to impress me with how helpful they are in deciding what products to go with. bravo sir!

Stev A says:

So here’s my problem, according to my calculations, ddr4 3400 cas16 is slower than ddr4 2400 cas10. So while the 3400 is out-performing everything here, it is beaten by a significantly lower mhz chip, with a much lower latency. So I am wondering what you have to say about that? Thanks. And wouldn’t it be better in principle, to buy ram with the lowest stock latency you can get, and then overclock the frequency? Or am I missing something?

elvis bašić says:

also if you buy faster ram, make sure youre motherboard can support the listed speed.

Sent2Strike says:

Hi I know this video is a little older but hoping you can help. I currently have 2 x 16gb Corsair LPX memory modules. Am I better off using all the slots as there is room for 2 more modules ie 4 slots or just sticking to 2 slots?

Jason Piro says:

I have corsair 2133 stock with 3000 XMP profile, but I manually overclocked to 3200mhZ. Did make a framerate difference on Fallout 4 with my X99 build.

Raidenorius says:

Would be great to se scaling DDR3L with i5/i7 5X75c – CPUs that have L4.

Dude Okay says:

why is ram always in 4 8 16 32 etc…why is it never a stick of 8 and a stick of 4? i honeslty have no clue.Like could i put a 4gb stick and a 8gb stickin and then have 12 gb of ram total

Merasake says:

You can tell an Aussie built that PC because it’s upside down…

Jake Buchar says:

Maybe You are coming form Sandy Bridge… Damn, I’m coming from Lynnfield 😀

HATE regelt das says:

Do this test again with a SLI setup, the difference will be bigger, except in The Division. 😛

http://www.techspot.com/article/1171-ddr4-4000-mhz-performance/page3.html for example, beautiful.

edit: Do you have a 2. Titan lingering around? WOuld love to watch that with 2 of these.

plezx29 says:

Is 32Gb overkill then?

boxdrinks says:

great video steve. I do alot of CAD and simulation.. how does memory amount and frequency affect that?

Whole Brain Power says:

Brain training is the future.

Fuza says:

Really ticked off that no reviewer ever adds Overwatch to memory tests. It’s one of the rare games that actually benefit from faster Ram speeds.

Praesesza says:

Consider testing whether dual channel is still relevant with such high clocked memory modules. Rumour has it that it doesn’t!

Joshua Thompson says:

Please do a set of benchmarks with both dual and quad channel. I’d love to know if you could run a slower frequency with quad channel and still see greater benefits.

Joshua Dennis Malinao says:

Sir pls. I need help! Ibought a i5 -7400 and GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 2x8GB DDR4 3000. Will it work? Please I need help

Leo M says:

7:10 Holy smokes, amazon.es is like double the cost, forcing me to go premium.
Ended up getting deal on 3600Mhz, since similar price to 3000Mhz.

muzosh says:

Wait, why bother buying the highest frequency kit when there is only a few percent increase and only maybe 1 to 2 seconds real world difference?

Gianluca Caliendo says:

is the DDR4 Memory compatible for Pentium G4560?

Arkadii Stepanian says:

I bought G.Skill Ripjaws4 DDR4-3000 C15 QC – 16GB, only ones I could find with c15 at 3000 mhz

Noyan Ozkan says:

You guys are the best.

AJMannTech says:

I’ve seen a few 6700k vs 7700k framerate comparisons and I noticed that the Kaby Lake CPUs use more memory than Sky Lake. Have you heard anything about why that is?

swampthing401 says:

so if I’m using a kabe lake processor any memory over 2400 will require me to overclock my processor in order to reach those speeds on the memory?

Jared Sheffield says:

Zed is perfectly acceptable. This was a great video. Thank you for making it.

Amit Dutta says:

Does Asus H110M-D motherboard support Corsair DDDR4 2400 MHz 8GB ram with new Pentium G4560 7th gen processor?? Plz suggest me

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