AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Will Support Much Higher Memory Overclocking Options

Thanks to AMD’s Zen 2 multi-chiplet design and general engineering prowess, Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs reportedly won’t suffer from the memory limitations that plagued older generations.

DRAM Calculator for Ryzen author Yuri Bubliy (“1usmus”) has uncovered technical information suggesting AMD’s newest processors will support memory frequency options as high as “DDR4-5000.” That’s far greater than what was possible in previous Ryzen chips.

According to TechPowerUp, AMD has also worked hard to improve memory capability. That means the lack of B-Die chips, which Samsung recently discontinued, should be less of a concern.

This could turn into an additional selling point for AMD X570 chipset motherboards, as they’ll have a memory frequency headroom advantage over boards based on older chipsets as their BIOS will include not just the increased memory clock limit, but also the divider mode. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can just magically overclock any memory kit to these 5 GHz speeds – it’s probable that only the best of the best modules will be able to get close to these speeds.


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