Ive gone and done it and got a 4090 which should be going into my pc some point this week, i am however slighty conserned that my other hardware is not up to the job, my concern is my memory speed and if it is worth me trying to buy new memory to which has a higher speed of 4000mhz.
My specs are
intel core i9 10920x
asus x299 extreme encore
32gb corsair memory (3600mhz)
when i check what memory speed my cpu can take it says DDR4-2933 however im running 3600mhz with xmp, if i was to get 4000mhz would it work?
whats your thoughts.
The slightly faster memory speed from 3600Mhz to 4000Mhz wouldn't make that much of a difference unless it was Samsung B-die and you took the time to manually tune it to get the lowest possible timings. If you were using 3200MHz or slower memory, then I would say it "could" be worth it. There is also no guarantee that a 4000Mhz kit would be stable. You could buy it, and if it requires Gear 2 to be stable, it could very well be slower than the 3600Mhz kit you already own.