Memory Overclocking on X470 Pinnacle Ridge: What RAM Speed Do You Need?

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Memory speeds above DDR4-3000 perform up over five percent faster than standard DDR4-2133 in Adobe's Creative Cloud test suite. The DDR4-3200 C14 and DDR4-3200 C16 configurations provide a performance increase of 5.03 percent and 5.58 percent, respectively.

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When it comes to web browsing, DDR4-3200 C14 is the best performer in the MotionMark 1.1 and WebXPRT3 benchmarks. It boosts performance by 3.24 percent and 3.4 percent in comparison to standard DDR4-2133. As for the Kraken JavaScript benchmark, DDR4-3000 C14 is around 1.86 percent faster than DDR4-2133.


Memory speed has a minimal impact on video conferencing, since the difference between the best and worst result is less than two percent. Workloads such as photo editing and spreadsheets receive a performance increase of 3.87 percent and 4.06 percent, respectively with the DDR4-3466 C16 configuration. Lastly, DDR4-3200 C14 and DDR4-2800 C14 perform the best in writing and application start-up scenarios, respectively.

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Zhiye Liu
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Zhiye Liu is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Although he loves everything that’s hardware, he has a soft spot for CPUs, GPUs, and RAM.