Best RAM for Ryzen Processors 2021

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When it comes to finding the

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, it's all well and good to start off your search broad, but if you're really zoning in on exactly what you want, then it pays to look into the fine details, or in this case, the best RAM for Ryzen processors.

Some crucial technical information to look for is the RAM Capacity, RAM Speed, Dual Channel or Single Channel, and the CAS latency.

Usually, either 8 GB, 16 GB, or 32 GB, the capacity is how much RAM this kit has in total. This can be either through a single module, in a single channel kit, or through a dual channel kit, which has two RAM modules. The recommended capacity for gaming is 16 GB, while video editing PCs have a recommended capacity of 32 GB or maybe even more.

Each kit should feature a listed speed, this shows how many cycles per second the module can perform. The more cycles the module can perform per second directly translates to how much data can be stored on the module and quickly / efficiently read.

The last crucial information that any buyer should know if they want to maximize the performance, is the CAS latency. The CAS latency is the time taken by the module to start responding to any request it receives. The lower the CL the better, getting a 4,000 MHz kit with a CL of 18 can perform worse than a 3,600 Mhz kit with a CL of 14.

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G.Skill 16GB DDR4 Trident Z Royal Gold

Looking to show off your PC to nearly anyone in the nearby area, a gold color scheme with RGB lighting will turn the heads of almost anyone in the area.

The 3,200 MHz speed is good for gaming and video editing, and the capacity of 16 GB means most users won't need to upgrade again anytime soon! 

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The lifetime warranty of these modules and the listing even states how these modules are ideal for overclocking! 

G.Skill 16GB Trident Z Neo DDR4 3800MHz RAM Kit

G.Skill's Trident Z Neo kit features a speed of 3,800 MHz which Ryzen processors can fully utilize.

The speed provided by this kit isn't the fastest currently on the market but when pairing that speed with the CL of 14 makes this RAM perfect for nearly any use-case.

This kit also features an RGB heatsink, which cools the components and can light up the inside of your case.

Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 4400 MHz 16GB RAM Kit

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This kit features a capacity of 16 GB, which is ideal for a gaming PC, but video editors may need more RAM for 4K video editing.

Alongside the 16 GB RAM capacity, this kit offers a speed of 4,400 MHz which is one of the fastest kits currently on the market. While the listed CAS latency is 18, users have had an easy time getting it down to CL 16 using either the XMP profile and manually tweaking.

This kit does forsake any RGB lighting to focus on providing the fastest speed possible.

Crucial Ballistix 3200 MHz DDR4 32GB RAM Kit

Video editors rejoice for the Crucial Ballistix 3,200 MHz kit offers a capacity of 32 GB. This higher capacity ensures that video editing softwares like Adobe Premiere Pro can assess the required amount of RAM for 4K video editing.

This kit comes with two modules, each module features a capacity of 16 GB. Each module offers a CAS latency of 16, this latency ensures a quick response from the module.

Offering more than just fast speeds, high capacity, and a low CAS latency rating, it comes with RGB lighting which can be controlled through the motherboard's RGB software.