Originally Posted by Targonis
Welcome to the chaos, I TRY to keep up with this thread, but it DOES move quickly. Things that many have not really talked about is the better audio on this board, the 10 channel DAC is a nice "extra". Now, there is a big RAM focused update from AMD that is due in May, and that update SHOULD allow for most 3200 rated memory to hit that speed. With that in mind, you will want 14 latency memory, since it DOES work better overall.
Now, going with 4 sticks of 8GB of 1T RAM will result in the best performance at the moment, and will make it easier to hit 3200MHz than 2x16, but as I mentioned, in a month, hitting 3200MHz should be easy enough for the 2x16 configuration. Performance difference would be insignificant I believe.
Thanks for the reply!
Yeah this thread moves super fast, not long ago it was around 200 pages. Great info and participation though - nice to see Asus employees actively engaging the community.
So should I buy 3200 Mhz 14 latency RAM, or something lesser and OC it? If I can safely save some money with no disadvantage, I wouldn't mind doing so.
I was under the impression the April 11th update provided the RAM speed compatibility upgrade, based on the AMA AMD did on TomsHardware:
"Ram is improving all the time. We have a huge BIOS update enabling 3200 MHz DDR4 that should hit most boards April 11th, and another one scheduled for May." So maybe the April update didn't do much for RAM?
If you think I can safely get 2X16GB, can you point me to an exact kit? The sheer number of RAM kits are what I am finding most daunting. I have gathered that I want Samsung B die RAM, but that's about it.
Thanks again for taking the time.