DDR4 RAM is the successor to DDR3 and was released in 2014. It has a lower voltage rate than DDR3. DDR4 SDRAM and SO-DIMMs are not compatible with DDR3 or earlier RAM modules due to the different signaling voltages. Due to using less voltage as well, DDR4 uses less energy than DDR3 RAM.
Site visitors often ask, what is the best brands of DDR4 memory that should be recommended? It’s important to buy a brand that can be trusted. Most PC builders have good or bad experiences with certain chips, certain manufacturers of motherboards, etc. For instance, the writer who is writing this blog would highly recommend a Gigabyte motherboard to site visitors. At the same time, I wouldn’t recommend a MSI motherboard (or anything for that matter).
Best DDR4 RAM Brand Recommendations:
Here is a list of RAM brands that are recommended.
- Crucial Ballistix Sport
- G Skill Ripjaws
- Kingston HyperX FURY
- ADATA XPG V1
- Corsair Vengeance
- Mushkin Enhanced Redline
- PNY Anarcy
When you are looking at RAM for gaming or other applications, it’s important to keep in mind that capacity of RAM is actually more important than the speed of the RAM. For example, site visitors often ask – is it better to have 16 GB of 2133 Mhz RAM or is it better to have 8 GB of 3200 Mhz RAM? The answer is, that capacity is more important than speed. Clock speeds of RAM affect things like video editing, not performance of gaming. What makes a bigger difference when it comes to gaming is a better video card. E.G you should have at least a Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB card or greater if you are considering getting into gaming with your PC.