Originally Posted by Spawne32
Originally Posted by gtbtk
The CPU score in Time spy and the Combined score in FS are both on the low side. That is indicative of low frequency memory with loose timings.
Ryzen has two hurdles that it has to cross, firstly is that as a System on a chip and not a monolithic CPU like Intel, it has what AMD refers to as the Infinity Fabric, which is basically like a network that connects the two ccx modules to the Memory controller and an IO hub. The bandwidth of the infinity fabric is directly related to the installed Ram Frequency. The other hurdle is that design tends to have quite high memory latency. The end result, if you have slow Ram with high cas timings is a system with sluggish gaming performance.
If you can overclock the Ram and tighten the timings those scores will improve. As I found out this morning, If and when the b350 Bios ever gets the chance to adjust the refclk, and I am not sure that it ever will, You can also increase that while dropping the cpu multiplier and memory divider and you will get even more improvements.
Did i make a bad choice going with 3000mhz 2x4gb because price was a big factor, didn't wanna pay 120+ for 16gb when i wont use it
Sorry, I honestly don't know. You are the first Ryzen owner I know who has only 8GB Ram installed. Is your Ram on the Asus b350 QVL?
My first instinct would be to say that as you get to know your hardware better, you will work out a way to tighten the ram timings up further. Don't be afraid to experiment with your ram settings. The worst that can happen is that it wont boot and you will need to reset the bios to defaults and set it up again.