Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in 2022

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is a capable processor, packing the same performance as the older entry-level Threadripper. A significant difference here is the 3900X is supported by non-Threadripper chipsets, allowing you to install it on consumer-grade motherboards.

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Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Ryzen RAM

The Ryzen 3900X works well with RAM clocked at 3200MHz, and this kit from Corsair houses two 8GB modules. It's also rather affordable, making it an ideal addition to your PC build.

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G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Stunning Design

This G.SKILL kit looks like something you'd purchase from a jewelry store. The company decided RAM modules are rather dull and slapped onto this kit gold heat spreaders and RGB lighting. They're also clocked at 3200MHz, ideal for the Ryzen 9 3900X.

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Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB Kit (opens in new tab)

Extended Capacity

What would make the 18GB kit of Corsair 3200MHz even better, you ask? Double the capacity at 32GB, letting you crack on with intense gaming and video editing.

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The choice of RAM is fairly easy. Go with the highest speed your processor and system will allow, choose the capacity you require, and pick a kit from a brand you trust. There are other options out there, but your choice should only come down to these three.

We continue to recommend Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab) because it works well with the Ryzen 3900X at 3200MHz. It's also just affordable. After spending so much on the high-end CPU here, you'll save some money, and who doesn't love that?

Should you want your RAM to look fancy, the G.SKILL TridentZ kits (opens in new tab) are genuinely unique with colorful designs and plenty of RGB lighting. The one listed here also clocks in at 3200MHz.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds is Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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