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Best RAM for Ryzen 5 7600X

The AMD Ryzen 5 7600X is the newest addition to Ryzen 5 lineup. It is the successor to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, which was the best budget processor for gaming and professional workloads. The Ryzen 5 7600X is a 6-core and 12-thread processor with a base clock frequency of 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost clock frequency of 5.3 GHz  It now comes with 38MB of cache (32MB of L3 and 6MB of L2 cache). The Ryzen 5 7600X now has a 105W TDP much higher than the 65W TDP of the Ryzen 5 5600X. This increase in power to 105W is mainly due to the higher clock frequency.

The new AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors including the Ryzen 5 7600X now support PCIe 5.0 for storage and graphics card. The Ryzen 5 7600X is only compatible with the new AM5 X670 motherboards which now support DDR5 RAM. Also, the Ryzen 7000 series chips including the Ryzen 5 7600X only support DRR5 RAM unlike the Intel 12th gen processors which also had support for DDR4 RAM.

In this article, we will take a look at all the best-selling DDR5 RAM sticks and finally pick the best RAM for Ryen 5 7600X.

The Ryzen 5 7600X only supports DRR5 RAM, so all RAM sticks compared in this article are all DRR5 RAM sticks. The performance-oriented bestselling DDR5 RAM kits are Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB DDR5 RAM and Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 RAM. We compared these two RAM kits for performance, design, Speed (clock frequency), RGB lighting, Latency, and Voltage. Finally, our pick for the best RAM for Ryzen 5 7600X is the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 5600MHz DDR5 RAM.

OUR PICK
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 5600MHz DDR5 RAM
The Corsair Dominator Platinum comes with a clock speed 5600MHz with support for overclocking along with custom XMP 3.0 profiles. The Corsair Dominator Platinum comes with RGB lighting.
Corsair DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) 5600MHz C36 Intel Optimized Desktop...
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 5600MHz | Latency : CL36 | Voltage : 1.25V | Timing : 36-36-36-76 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
REASONS TO BUY
  • RGB lighting
  • CL36 Latency
  • Good Overclocking
  • iCUEsoftware
REASONS TO AVOID
  • Same old design
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The Corsair Dominator Platinum comes with a clock speed 5600MHz with support for overclocking along with custom XMP 3.0 profiles. It is the traditional premium Corsair design that helps in thermal management. The Corsair Dominator Platinum supports RGB lighting which can be controlled a synced with other RGB peripherals.

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ALTERNATIVE PICK
Kingston Fury Beast 32GB (2x16GB) 6000MHz DDR5 CL40 DIMM (Kit of 2) Desktop Memory...
Kingston Fury Beast 6000MHz DDR5 RAM
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 6000MHz | Latency : CL40 | Voltage : 1.25V | Timing : 40-40-40-77 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
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Design

The build quality and design of any RAM kit are important as the outer metal shells double up as heat spreaders and help in thermal management. The Corsair Dominator Platinum is a premium builds with an outer covering made of aluminum with a custom design that helps in cooling.

The Kingston Fury Beast uses the same design from previous generations. It is a low-profile design that also works as a heatspreader. But the Corsair Dominator Platinum is designed much better thermal management solution, which helps in delivering better performance in the real world.

Clock Frequency (Overclocking)

In terms of clock speed, the Kingston Fury Beast has a higher 6000MHz frequency and the Corsair Dominator Platinum has a 5600Mhz clock frequency. These are default clock speeds and both RAM kits support overclocking.

The Corsair Dominator Platinum comes with iCUE software which is super easy to use. With onboard voltage regulators that can be controlled, iCUE software lets us fine-tune the voltage to achieve stable overclocking easily. The iCUE software also lets us save custom XMP 3.0 profiles.

The Kingston Fury Beast can also be overclocked by tuning the voltage. Both support custom XMP 3.0 profiles. With the included iCUE software the Corsair Dominator Platinum is much easier to overclock than the Kingston Fury Beast.

Performance

In our real-world test, initially, the Kingston Fury Beast had a slight advantage but over prolonged, the Corsair Dominator Platinum was able to manage lower temperatures thanks to the better heatspreader design, and also the iCUE software helped in tuning the clock speed. This made the Corsair Dominator Platinum perform better than the Kingston Fury Beast RAM kits by a small margin.

Latency

Lower latency helps to achieve higher clock frequencies. Latency is the time delay between each clock cycle measured in ns (nano-seconds). The Corsair Dominator Platinum has a latency of CL36 while the Kingston Fury Beast has a latency of CL40. This helps Corsair Dominator Platinum to achieve higher stable overclocking due to lower latency resulting in better performance.

Voltage

The Corsair Dominator Platinum has a voltage of 1.25 Volts with an onboard voltage regulator that can be controlled with the included iCUE software. The Kingston Fury Beast has a voltage of 1.35 Volts. Finally, due to its lower voltage and latency, the Corsair Dominator Platinum can achieve higher stable frequencies while overclocking

RGB lighting

The Corsair Dominator Platinum comes with an RGB light strip on top of each RAM stick which can be controlled through Corsair’s iCUE software and can also be made to sync with other RGB devices. The Kingston Fury Beast RAM sticks have no RGB lights.

Finally, to summarize, we compared two bestselling DDR5 RAM kits for performance and overclocking resulting in a clear winner, the Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 5600MHz DDR5 RAM.

Affordable RAM

Since the Ryzen 5 7600X is a budget-oriented processor. Many gamers considering building a budget gaming PC would be looking out for affordable DDR5 RAM kits. We have picked the Crucial 4800MHz DDR5 RAM as the best affordable/budget RAM for Ryzen 5 7600X.

BUDGET PICK
Crucial 4800MHz DDR5 RAM
The Crucial DDR5 RAM kit is an affordable entry-level offering, it comes with a clock speed of 4800MHz. It uses the same micron die’s as other RAM kits. Hence the Crucial DDR5 RAM offers good quality and durability.
Crucial RAM 16GB Kit (2x8GB) DDR5 4800MHz CL40 Desktop Memory CT2K8G48C40U5
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 4800MHz | Latency : CL40 | Voltage : 1.10V | Timing : 40-39-39 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
REASONS TO BUY
  • Micron SDRAM die chips
  • durable with good quality
  • Great value
  • Decent performance
  • Low profile
REASONS TO AVOID
  • Lower clock speed
  • No covering/heatspreaders
  • Not for overclocking
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The Crucial DDR5 RAM kit is an affordable entry-level offering, it comes with a clock speed of 4800MHz. It uses the same micron die’s as other RAM kits. Hence the Crucial DDR5 RAM offers good quality and durability.

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In Performance, it maintains 4800MHz at 1.1 Volts. It has a latency of CL40 which is good for an entry-level RAM kit. It can be overclocked from the motherboard BIOS helping it achieve a slightly better performance gain.

For design, it has a super low-profile design. The Crucial RAM does not have any metal coverings. The only way for the PCB to cool is through the airflow within the PC. A good PC case with fans optimized for maximum airflow can help cool the RAM stick keeping it at a lower temperature. This ultimately results in improved performance.

AFFORDABLE PICK
Patriot Signature Line Series DDR5 16GB (2 x 8GB) 4800MHz UDIMM Kit - PSD516G4800K
Patriot Signature Line Series DDR5 RAM
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 4800MHz | Latency : CL40 | Voltage : 1.10V | Timing : 40-40-40-77 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
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The Patriot Signature Line Series DDR5 RAM is a great alternative to the Crucial DDR5 RAM. It is also an affordable budget-friendly RAM kit. The Patriot Signature Line RAM comes with onboard voltage management which helps in overclocking the RAM to achieve higher stable clock speeds.

The Patriot Signature Line RAM does not have any outer covering for cooling and relies on passive air to cool the PCB. But one additional feature is an onboard temperature sensor, which helps it to detect overheating and manage power for a smoother experience.

Performance Oriented RAM

If you’re looking for the best performance DDR5 RAM, then we recommend the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM. This is by far the best performance-oriented RAM available. Paired with the Ryzen 5 7600X, the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM will perform great. But it’s a bit of an overkill.

HIGH PERFORMANCE
G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM
The G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM comes with a premium build and design. It runs at a clock speed of 6000MHz at 1.35V with a latency of CL36.
G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series (Intel XMP) 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin SDRAM DDR5 6000...
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 6000MHz | Latency : CL36 | Voltage : 1.35V | Timing : 36-36-36-96 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
REASONS TO BUY
  • Great Performance
  • Low Latency
  • Custom XMP 3.0 profile
  • Easy to overclock
  • Upto 6400MHz OC
  • RGB Lighting
REASONS TO AVOID
  • High price
  • No onboard ECC
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 A detailed comparison of the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM against Teamgroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 RAM can be found in our Choosing the best RAM for Ryzen 9 7950X article. 

The G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM performs at its best when paired when a high-end CPU such as the Ryzen 9 7950X. But if your workload or if certain games perform better with higher frequency RAM, then our pick for the best performance-oriented RAM for Ryzen 5 7600X is the G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB Series DDR5 RAM.

BEST FOR OVERCLOCKING
Teamgroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 RAM
The Teamgroup T-Force Delta excels in overclocking when paired with a high-end motherboard. It can achieve a stable overclocked clock speed of 6400MHz
TEAMGROUP T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 Ram 32GB Kit (2x16GB) 6400MHz (PC5-51200) CL40...
SPECIFICATIONS
Clock frequency : 6400MHz | Latency : CL40 | Voltage : 1.35V | Timing : 40-40-40-84 | Memory Type : DDR5 | Capacity : 32GB | Warranty : Lifetime Warranty |
REASONS TO BUY
  • Stable overclocking
  • On-die ECC
  • Power Management ICs
  • RGB lighting
REASONS TO AVOID
  • Expensive
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Another great alternative is the Teamgroup T-Force Delta RGB DDR5 RAM. It is a performance-oriented RAM stick with performs similar to the G.Skill Trident Z5. The Teamgroup T-Force Delta excels in overclocking when paired with a high-end motherboard. It can achieve a stable overclocked clock speed of 6400MHz. This makes the Teamgroup T-Force Delta DDR5 RAM a great alternative pick.

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