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Memory Overclocking on X399 Colfax: What RAM Speed Do You Need?

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1280x720 Gaming Benchmarks

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Memory configurations above DDR4-2933 C14 deliver performance gains of over 20% in Shadow of the Tomb Raider and F1 2018. In comparison to the first two titles, improvements in Strange Brigade are a bit lower with gains that top out at 14.1% on both the DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs.

DDR4-2800 C14 and above offer pump out 20% more average frames per second in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. To achieve the same 20% improvement in Far Cry 5, you need to use DDR4-3000 C14 or faster.

1920x1080 Gaming Benchmarks

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At 1920x1080, Shadow of the Tomb Raider continues to see performance gains in the 20% range from memory speeds above DDR4-2933 C14. On the contrary, F1 2018 maxes out at 18.49% with DDR4-3200 C14. Benefits for Strange Brigade diminishes greatly as the improvements are now less than 3% and 2% on the DirectX 12 and Vulkan APIs, respectively.

With the increased resolution, you now need to hit DDR4-3000 C14 to see the same 20 percent gains in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. Regarding Far Cry 5, DDR4-3200 C14 delivers 17.78% more average frames per second.

2560x1440 Gaming Benchmarks

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider and F1 2018 still benefit from running high-speed memory even at the 2560x1440 resolution. DDR4-3200 C14 increases average frames per second by as much as 14.29% in the former, and around 8.63% in the latter. Memory speeds make no difference in Strange Brigade.

DDR4-3200 C14 still performs best in both Ubisoft titles. The configuration offers improvements of 7.94% and 15.56% higher average frames per second in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Far Cry 5, respectively.

3840x2160 Gaming Benchmarks

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Strange Brigade show no variations in performance with memory at different speeds. Meanwhile, F1 2018 and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey exhibit gains less than 3% and 7%, respectively, while the differences in Far Cry 5 are less than 3%.

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