A recent report from Wccftech suggests that DDR5-6000 memory will be “the sweet spot” for AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs. This isn’t really a surprise, since Zen architectures tend to benefit from higher frequencies. In terms of gaming, this puts users in an interesting position going forward.
DDR5-6000 memory will seemingly be the best for AMD Ryzen 7000 due to its 1:1 IFC ratio. In simple terms, this means that the CPU cores can communicate with the CPU dies in the most efficient way possible. This also affects the SOC controllers like PCIe, SATA, and USB ports. This then allows for lower latency and a more balanced speed across the board. If you were to go for DDR5-6400, the ratio would drop to 1:2, which may mean worse gaming performance from resulting latency. Generally speaking, AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs and DDR5-6000 memory seem to be the best pairing for those that want optimal performance.
For some, DDR5 might still seem like a fairly pointless upgrade. However, we’re swiftly approaching the point where DDR5 memory will become the newly accepted norm. It helps that DDR5 prices aren’t as high as when kits launched in 2021. There’s also been an influx of new 5600-6400 DDR5 memory kits which hit the market recently. DDR5 memory is something that high-end PCs are going to need going forward, especially AMD Ryzen 7000 users. Given that we can expect to see some pretty big performance gains in the next generation, it will be important to ensure you get the best out of these pricey new components.
Going for optimal performance
What this means for gamers that want a Ryzen 7000 Series CPU is that DDR5-6000 memory may be the best choice. But in fairness, we’ll still need to wait for Ryzen 7000 CPUs to hit the market before tests can be done to measure performance at different speeds. For now, though, this seems to be the best course of action for those hopping onto AMD’s next-generation CPU train.
Even though DDR5 memory has become cheaper in recent memory, it’s still not exactly affordable for everyone. For those that don’t want to fork out the big money but still want great performance, Zen 3 CPUs with DDR4 memory are priced attractively right now. Even though AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs paired with DDR5-6000 memory seem to be the way forward, it’s not necessary to upgrade anytime soon.
The AMD Ryzen 7000 Series CPU lineup is expected to be announced by the end of the month, with a launch in September.