The best thing about DDR4 RAM is that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a decent set of speeds in almost any capacity. We’ve normally covered 32GB and 64GB sets in the past, but today it’s time to look at the entry-level, entry-level option: a 16GB dual-channel kit, which includes two matching 8GB sticks. Normally we would pay around £50 for these, but now you can pick one up for as little as £35 thanks to the Ebay code APRIL 10.
This is a particularly good deal as it’s for the highly rated Patriot Viper Steel kit, which is rated at 3200MT/s with CL16 timings. That’s the current-value appeal for DDR4 systems, as it offers a marked performance benefit over 2133MT/s and 2400MT/s systems while significantly lower costs than other systems. sets of 3600MT/s, 4000MT/s and faster. We see steady gains until about 3600MT/s and then the frequency of additions starts to yield diminishing returns, so this 3200MT/s to 3600MT/s range is ideal for most traders. In case of used.
On the other hand, there isn’t too much to say about this deal. If you’re building a new system or upgrading an older system with significantly slower RAM (or worse, a single stick), this makes a lot of sense. Even a high-end Intel Core i9 13900K processor can be paired with DDR4 RAM and still perform well. We’re also starting to see a drop in prices on DDR5, but for most people the increase is too small – and not noticed often enough – to make it a worthwhile option; you will almost always see better performance improvements from maxing out your GPU and CPU instead of opting for fast RAM!
It’s late anyway so leave it at that. Thank you for joining me again and I will see you again with another deal tomorrow to close the week!