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DDR4 Compatibility and Support For Future Ryzen Processors

Question asked by jcchua on Apr 7, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 9, 2020 by jcchua

Good Day, I am planning to migrate to AMD Ryzen Platform because of its Multi-Threading Prowess, Power Efficiency Improvements and Indium-Soldered Heatspreader. That's because I am soon going to ditch my current Kaby Lake Platform(Intel Core i7-7700 + Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2x8GB 2666MHz + GIGABYTE Z270 ATX Motherboard) because I am having frequent headaches on its Core Temperatures that I have to go through the meticulous process of Undervolting and the hassle of Blue Screens since its Heatspreader isn't soldered to the CPU Die and is instead joined by an inferior paste causing heat to be trapped and eventually build up overtime. Since there are numerous leaks about DDR5 Memory(Higher Clock Speed, Higher Bandwidth, Lower Operating Voltage, Increased Storage Capacity per Module and Tentative Launch Date by 2021), I fear that I might need to once again replace my existing Memory Modules for Compatibility Purposes, I would like to know if existing DDR4 Memory Modules(3200MHz and Above) will continue to be supported on future generations of Ryzen Processors(Zen 3, Zen 4) and AM4 Socket Motherboards(X670, X770)? The potential cash savings by not needing to replace my existing DDR4 Memory Modules will be instead spent on a more capable Ryzen 7/Ryzen 9 Processor and Higher-Tier AM4 Motherboard(GIGABYTE AORUS X570 MASTER/XTREME).


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