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extra $20~$25 worth it for 3600 CL 16 over 3200 CL16?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all,

 

I'm planning to run Ryzen 3600X + MSI Gaming Plus Max for mostly graphics work and maybe some basic 3D. Little to no gaming.

I got a RipJaw V 3200mhz CL 16-18-18-38-2N  2x8GB kit for ~$80 CAD + tax

NewEgg is having a sale for RipJawV 3600mhz CL 16-19-19-39 for $106 CAD + tax (shipping included)

3600 CL16 is nice, but the timing is loose.

 

So, overclocking on my CPU + mobo is limited in the first place.

Considering the loose timings and cheap price, RipJaw V uses Hynix die, so I'd think OC is really limited.

 

I could dial down the speed on 3600 and get tighter timings to see if it runs faster, but I don't know whether the differnce would be worth that extra $20~$25.

 

Also, what exactly is the recommended speed for Zen 2?

Zen 2 natively supports 3200, and the benchmarks I've seen shows no big difference between basic kits,  but some videos recommend 3600 as the guranteed bes cost to performance ratio with no tinerking.

 

If I can use 3600, is it worth the extra money?

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i would stick with the 3200, as much as 3600 would help tgeres not really any point to go through the hastle just to save a few seconds on render time. and as you said theres not much headroom for overclocking so youre pretty much stuck at base speeds.

 

at the end of the day its down to your chpice alone but i would save yourself the hastle and stick with 3200


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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, jevjev said:

i would stick with the 3200, as much as 3600 would help tgeres not really any point to go through the hastle just to save a few seconds on render time. and as you said theres not much headroom for overclocking so youre pretty much stuck at base speeds.

 

at the end of the day its down to your chpice alone but i would save yourself the hastle and stick with 3200

Thanks! 

 

Oh, I just remembered...the Gaming Plus Max doesn't even list 3600 as one of the speeds.

 

From MSI  Gaming Plus Max specs

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For AMD Ryzen Gen3 (R5/R7/R9)
2667/ 2800/ 2933/ 3000/ 3066/ 3200/ 3466/ 4000/ 4133 MHz (by A-XMP OC MODE)

 

Does it mean that 3600 ram just won't work?

The Tomahawk Max has 3600 listed, but I decided against it to save a few dollars.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, TrigrH said:

if you havent opened the 3200 kit, i would swap it out if you can.

Good news is that I haven't opened anything just yet. So I can return it.

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1 hour ago, zua93117 said:

Good news is that I haven't opened anything just yet. So I can return it.

 

1 hour ago, zua93117 said:

Thanks! 

 

Oh, I just remembered...the Gaming Plus Max doesn't even list 3600 as one of the speeds.

 

From MSI  Gaming Plus Max specs

 

Does it mean that 3600 ram just won't work?

The Tomahawk Max has 3600 listed, but I decided against it to save a few dollars.

Nah,  generally it just means that these speeds are tested and confirmed to work, doesn't mean you can't OC the RAM much higher,  there's just no guarantee it'll work and you need to know if it's worth the "hassle" for you or not. 


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