Does RAM speed REALLY matter?

  • Published: 20 April 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 • 7 119

  • vasily202
    vasily202  1 days back

    Regardless of what is being shown, what the topic is and what tests are being run, we always get one constant: AMD is really not up to par with Intel or nVidia.

    • T3Kgamer
      T3Kgamer  1 days back

      My RAM is OC'd to 2400 anything lower makes games feel a tiny bit more laggy

      • Gabriel Dayrit
        Gabriel Dayrit  2 days back

        Is it safe to bottleneck a 3200mhz DDR4 RAM with an i5-7400 which supports only up to 2400mhz?

        • Mexio Norsk Gaming
          Mexio Norsk Gaming  2 days back

          i got an deal on a 3200 16gb ram kit for under the price of the other ones. I just got to buy it!
          They also got RGB inside them!

          • Paul Sproston
            Paul Sproston  3 days back

            That Burberry trench was sick! :)

            • Antony Ynotna
              Antony Ynotna  3 days back

              ayyy linus with the burberry trechcoat chill dont do it to em

              • Ariel El Lunatiko A.E.L

                I have a question do yuou really need 2 16 ram with the same speed or close I have 3000 and another of 3200

                • RadoMiami2600
                  RadoMiami2600  4 days back

                  Ryzen 3000: *Linus is wrong*

                  • sorenhb127
                    sorenhb127  4 days back

                    Okay fuck this video really. This guy is just trying to sound smart... FFS not overyone is a expert... Say it how it should be said... Let me explain... "16GB RAM =this, and 32GB RAM = this" i didn't understand shit you said because you didn't say it how it is said when you look at specs on a pc. If you want everyone to know what you're saying, you have to make sure to say it in a way over can understand...

                    • Castile Unknown
                      Castile Unknown  4 days back

                      I got 16 gb of ddr4 3000 mhz utilizing duel channels so I think I’m Ight

                      • padmanabha chatterjee
                        padmanabha chatterjee  6 days back

                        when he said spd i thought power Rangers SPD lol

                        • Jash
                          Jash  6 days back

                          Hoenestly all u needed to benchmark was chrome

                          • John Lupo
                            John Lupo  1 weeks back

                            CALM DOWN!!!!!!!!

                            • Tidder T
                              Tidder T  1 weeks back

                              why we havent use DDR5 yet?

                              • Def1an7
                                Def1an7  1 weeks back

                                Update for Ryzen 3 and Coffee/Ice Lake?

                                • S0mal1_lAviAstA
                                  S0mal1_lAviAstA  1 weeks back

                                  cpu: how good your game will perfomance
                                  gpu: how good your image look like
                                  ram:how smooth your game will run,higher mhz make it run smooth.when you use like me 1333Mhz ram games lag in fast action games.2133Mhz would make big diffence. Im sure my screen tearing is becouse slow ram speed and 60 fps monitor. yes im sherclock.

                                  • Gnome
                                    Gnome  1 weeks back

                                    no shit

                                • CleanMotorSport RacingAssociation

                                  I don’t see any spoilers all I see is a whole lot of money paid for speed I’ll never get

                                  • Aaron R
                                    Aaron R  1 weeks back

                                    thank u linus

                                    • MLSCrow
                                      MLSCrow  1 weeks back

                                      RAM speed didn't used to matter all that much, up until Ryzen was released. Unlike Intel, where RAM speed makes only as much as a few percentage points of a difference in performance, Ryzen performance is solely reliant on RAM speed. The faster the RAM on a Ryzen the faster your performance will be, up to 20% or so.

                                      • Xakeres Crow
                                        Xakeres Crow  4 days back

                                        @MLSCrow Mega corporations that only think of profit and...profit, I guess? Indeed, PC gets cheaper and cheaper with each passing year but what about quality? Based on my experience laptops from 2012 to 2013 are still working pretty well and upgradable in any possible way, but what about laptops manufactured today? Most of them could work 3-4 years maximum and then simply turn into potato. I am not even including the fact that possibilities of upgrading are reduced to the number extremely close to zero. So...bless the Ryzen and take my money!

                                      • MLSCrow
                                        MLSCrow  4 days back

                                        @Xakeres Crow Of course. Who wouldn't want their system to respond well to a faster element?

                                      • Xakeres Crow
                                        Xakeres Crow  5 days back

                                        So does that mean we shall say,bless the Ryzen? For my money, yes.

                                    • sd d
                                      sd d  1 weeks back

                                      Don't only test single channel~ I think 2666 dual better then 3200 single

                                      • Altair
                                        Altair  2 weeks back

                                        well i saw the difference between 1200mhz and 2200mhz, then yes it matters,
                                        maybe not a lot but still.

                                        • Feng Vang
                                          Feng Vang  2 weeks back

                                          Came here because ATM 32GB (2x16GB) 3200 mhz RAM sticks go for around $150 now. TY LTT and RIP Tunnel Bear. You would'vve been good right now with #NetNeutrality.

                                          • spaceflipflops
                                            spaceflipflops  2 weeks back


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                                              • Ya Yeet
                                                Ya Yeet  2 weeks back

                                                Im running 16BG DDR4 CL16 1,35v 3200MHz

                                                • pvan
                                                  pvan  2 weeks back

                                                  Ya Yeet ok

                                              • Boys_vt
                                                Boys_vt  2 weeks back

                                                I working not :C

                                                • Boys_vt
                                                  Boys_vt  2 weeks back

                                                  I cant slow all time in HP 19.5" All-in-One Desktop PC C416A

                                                  • Ben Macvean
                                                    Ben Macvean  2 weeks back

                                                    I don’t know what any of this means 😭

                                                    • Elgan Bruner
                                                      Elgan Bruner  2 weeks back

                                                      3:53 .... So fucking accurate xD

                                                      • Zenata
                                                        Zenata  3 weeks back

                                                        4:43 That's still like 12-20 FPS 8/9% difference going from 2133 to 3200. Pretty big, assuming you can snag faster ram on the cheap.

                                                        • Bạc Liêu Quê tôi
                                                          Bạc Liêu Quê tôi  3 weeks back

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                                                        • TTT TylerTechTutorials
                                                          TTT TylerTechTutorials  3 weeks back

                                                          All dem chrome tabs will hurt ram

                                                          • Omari Mckenzie
                                                            Omari Mckenzie  3 weeks back

                                                            In short yes

                                                            • Derek
                                                              Derek  3 weeks back

                                                              Is this still relevant in 2019?
                                                              Not the info, the benchmarks

                                                              • Prof Google
                                                                Prof Google  3 weeks back

                                                                Derek CPU speed has generally increased therefore it may not be relevant but i doubt it

                                                            • Don Jonson
                                                              Don Jonson  3 weeks back

                                                              RAM speed is not about FPS. At higher RAM speed, game runs more smoother. Personal feelings.

                                                              • Gareth
                                                                Gareth  3 weeks back

                                                                Of course it matters. The higher the speed, the slower the timings, but the cooling is much better as the quality of silicon improves. People who think that 3200Mhz RAM is still good, are stuck in the past. 3600Mhz and above are so much better for PC's nowadays.

                                                              • Dub Tactician TV
                                                                Dub Tactician TV  3 weeks back

                                                                Hey Brother. Love the channel. I have a problem... I built a pc I have a b250m-d3sh gigabyte board. And a pentium 4560 processor. All 7th gen. I ordered another stick of 8 gb ballistix ram. All low end like the stuff you are used to working with. Anyways every time i try to install the second stick in the dual channel spot it send the pc into a rebooting loop... i then placed the new stick into the first slot and it runs fine. So it’s not the new stick of ram.... please help. I’d love to get the dual channel speed. I took it into microcenter and they said replace the motherboard and processor... I don’t think it’s that. It’s gotta be something else right? Have you seen this before? You are the PC guru. Please help. Thanks bud I really would love your input.

                                                                • Gallons Of Milk Gaming
                                                                  Gallons Of Milk Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                  Why is the blue team so Sketch

                                                                  • Hard Fight
                                                                    Hard Fight  3 weeks back

                                                                    3000 mhz ram work in 2666 mhz motherboard ?

                                                                  • Борислав Иванов

                                                                    I don't know how they tested it, but i got 13.4% improvement in 3d mark CPU score and 15% in AC odyssey with OC my 1666 to 2133 mhz on my 8 year old 3570k at 4.2ghz. Also AMD Ryzen CPU benefit much more from ram speed, they said it themselves, sweet spot for ryzen 3000 - 3733 mhz

                                                                    • Pink_Shnotz
                                                                      Pink_Shnotz  3 weeks back

                                                                      4:56 Closly-er?

                                                                      • Chen Chen
                                                                        Chen Chen  3 weeks back

                                                                        Basically : get better pc and the get better ram

                                                                        • ARYA Stark
                                                                          ARYA Stark  3 weeks back

                                                                          Hi! Can anyone please help me, what is 3200 CPU score is? And sample Laptop or Desktop that has that kind of CPU score??? Just needed it for the work requirement. Thank you and Godbless.

                                                                          • Joe Micka
                                                                            Joe Micka  4 weeks back

                                                                            I got the trident z at 3200. Don’t frickin care. UNICORN BARF 4 life

                                                                            • xCandy Gamerx
                                                                              xCandy Gamerx  4 weeks back

                                                                              4:54 *CLOSLIER*

                                                                              • Alex Albert
                                                                                Alex Albert  4 weeks back

                                                                                Thanks for the info, even it's been an old video, it was helpful info!!!

                                                                                • KatyCat
                                                                                  KatyCat  4 weeks back

                                                                                  It's clear that human eyes can only see 2666MHz

                                                                                  • James Copeland
                                                                                    James Copeland  4 weeks back

                                                                                    I've always wanted to see a latency vs mhz comparison. In the end,high performance RAM is little more than increased ability to handle data throughput with greater efficiency and lower temps. What happens when you keep 4k ram at 2666, and start dropping latency clocks? After all, if you want a TRUE speed boost, latency is where it's at, not sheer throughput.