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What is the difference between these kits?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello.

 

What is the difference between these two kits: CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 vs. CMK16GX4M2B3200C16. I will be using it with the r7 1700 with the C6H. What kit is the best to get the highest speed on? I plan on getting 2 sets of them. Are there any other kits you recommend that can fit while using the NH-D15?

 

If I missed something important just ask, thank you in advance for your help.

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11 minutes ago, DekaRanger said:

Hello.

 

What is the difference between these two kits: CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 vs. CMK16GX4M2B3200C16. I will be using it with the r7 1700 with the C6H. What kit is the best to get the highest speed on? I plan on getting 2 sets of them. Are there any other kits you recommend that can fit while using the NH-D15?

 

If I missed something important just ask, thank you in advance for your help.

The CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 seems to be optimized for Intel boards. It runs at a slightly higher voltage than the CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 and supports XMP 2.0. The CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 appears to be optimized for Ryzen.

 

Unless you're overclocking, or using an Intel platform with XMP profiles, it probably doesn't make too much of a difference which one you get (though I've heard Ryzen can be picky with the type of memory it can accept).

 

If you're building a Ryzen machine, it might be a better idea to get CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16. I'd recommend just getting a 2x8 kit and running it in Dual Channel mode.

 

EDIT: I didn't even realize the kits were not the same price. Yikes. Just get the "Intel optimized" kit and save 40 bucks.

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Yeah save the $40.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, JDE said:

Yeah save the $40.

Do you think there will be a noticeable difference between the kits? It costs 34$ more where I live, worth it if there is a difference.

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Just now, DekaRanger said:

Do you think there will be a noticeable difference between the kits? It costs 34$ more where I live, worth it if there is a difference.

0 difference, just price gouging.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, JDE said:

0 difference, just price gouging.

Ok. Thank you for your help. It saves me some for future ram upgrade when 32Gb is supported for higher speeds.

 

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I'm sorry to revive an old thread but i'm investigating the issue and I have a theory that i could not confirm or discard as invalid. 

 

It may be that the CMK16GX4M2B3200C16 (Optimized for Intel) is using the less expensive and worse hynix chips (they have problems with AM4 but works good with Intel) while 

the CMK16GX4M2Z3200C16 (AMD Optimized) is using the more expensive and better performing samsung b-die chip. If that's the case the price difference (at the time of writing is only 20€ difference, not 40$) may be justified, especially if you are building with AM4. 

My online research has found till now that everyone with hynix chip (RAM version 5.39) have the Intel optimized(B) module while those who owns the samsung b-die (RAM version 4.31) have the AMD Optimized(Z) module. 

It's a theory that may seems reasonable but I cannot confirm for sure in any way and would be interesting to understand the difference.

I specifically want the samsung b-die version (the Vengeance cost  ~170€ while others ram modules like G skill Flare X or other modules with samsung b-die chip usually costs 200€+).  

 

Any explanation or confirmation of my theory would be very appreciated. 

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5 hours ago, FoLeyy said:

Any explanation or confirmation of my theory would be very appreciated

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I just bought a quad channel kit (CMK32GX4M4Z3200C16) for $269.99 and it’s version 4.31. If it’s actually B-Die, it’s a steal, since they are at least $420 now.

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I am able to OC this kit (CMK32GX4M4Z3200C16) from 3200C16 to 3733C16 on stock voltage and timings! I paid just $270 for it.

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