In our look at AMD Ryzen CPUs and memory, we can't forget to check out some RGB DIMMs, and Geil's Super Luce RGB DDR4 for Ryzen are ready for exactly that. With pretty much everything else gone full RGB these days, AMD memory hasn't been neglected at all, but with LED DIMMs seemingly affecting overclocking at the high-end for some Intel users, it only seems natural to take a look at how that might all play out on AMD's CPUs too.
AMD's Ryzen CPUs have had a not-so-great start at all when it comes to memory, but these days, most of those issues seem to be a bit more balanced after several AGESA updates AMD offered to board makers to update and improve their motherboards' BIOSes. The unfortunate truth is that AMD and Intel have very different DDR4 memory controllers, so many memory kits certified for Intel CPUs just didn't work right with Ryzen at the speeds they were rated for.
Going above AMD's own rated maximums for Ryzen requires a specific DIMM design, and even the 2666 MHz Ryzen supports requires 1R DIMMs, so getting more and more sticks out there on the market that are certified to work with Ryzen is a boon to those who want to build their own PCs without having to wonder about whether things are going to work right. What about if you have a somewhat weird AMD motherboard that doesn't exactly meet that high-end status? I've gone and made things unfair and put GieL's top-level 3000 MHz AMD RGB option through the gauntlet that is AMD's entry-level motherboards to see if they could live up to their ratings.
|Speed Rating:||DDR4-3000 (PC4-24000) |
|Rated Timings:||16-18-18-36-1t |
|Tested Capacity:||16 GB (8 GB x2) |
|Tested Voltage:||1.35 V|
|PCB Type:||8 layer |
|Error Checking:||Non-ECC |
|Form Factor:||288-pin UDIMM |