I've been reading on this for at least the past 8 hours. This board, newegg, reddit, and the challenge of course is that firmware needs to catch up. I'm not educated enough yet to use the correct verbiage, but I think I understand the basic concepts. Also, I snagged a Taichi off Newegg the other day by sheer luck, hence why I started researching.
- Higher memory frequency significantly improves Ryzen performance in many games because it affects the speed at which Ryzen can communicate between the two halves of the CPU. Many benchmarks
have been done that prove this with some showing 10-15% improvement.
- It's not just the memory frequency, but also the CAS latency that improves performance as well
- Samsung-B chips seem to be able to run stable at higher frequencies. A list that has been posted on Reddit can be found here.
-AsRock has posted and continues to update supported memory on the Taichi
. It appears that many of the memory part numbers they provide are not complete or are not the SKU used for ordering as I'm having challenges locating certain compatible parts anywhere.
- Some users seems to be reporting successful runs at advertised frequencies while others on the same memory do not. This leads me to believe there may also be something else than affects the ability to run at advertised memory speeds such as how stable the CPU overclock is, motherboard, etc.
- G.Skill Tridentz CAS 14
seem to be Samsung-B chips and as such, this memory should have a higher chance of operating at advertised frequencies.
- G.Skill Flare X
has multiple reports of successful runs on advertised timings/speed.
So that's what I've found out so far. I've never spent more than $90 on RAM, so this is a little painful to my wallet. I'm stuck between the FlareX 3200 and TridentZ RGB 3200 (just $25 more for RGB woohoo). My practical side might win out on me ditching the RGB. We shall see.Edited by DMFD-Minister - 4/13/17 at 3:49pm