Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 2022
AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X is an incredible processor, offering high performance at a good price and full support for consumer motherboards with the AM4 socket. This processor is more powerful than entry-level Threadripper CPUs from previous generations, so be sure to pair it up with some fast RAM like the following recommendations.
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)
The Ryzen 3950X will work well with RAM clocked at 3100MHz like this kit from Corsair. You'll find two 8GB modules for use in a dual-channel configutation, allowing you to install a further two on supported motherboards for 32GB of RAM. It's an affordable 16GB kit with plenty of overclocking potential.
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB Kit (opens in new tab)
Who said you needed RGB lighting alone to make a good-looking RAM module? This kit from G.SKILL looks like something you'd find in a jewelry store, but it's in fact a 3200MHz-clocked 16GB kit with fancy gold-colored heat spreaders. There's also RGB lighting to boot.
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO (opens in new tab)
Not only does this kit double the amount of RAM available compared against our top pick, it also takes those same Corsair modules and adds some RGB lighting to each stick. This is a solid option if you don't fancy forking out more for G.SKILL's premium range.
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Choosing RAM for the AMD Ryzen 3950X is pretty simple: go with the highest speed your processor and system can handle with the best specs. Keep in mind latency ratings, too, as these can affect overall memory performance. There are some solid options out there, but you'll be well equipped with one of our suggestions. You'll also need a solid motherboard.
We continue to recommend Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit (opens in new tab) because it works well with the Ryzen 3950X 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, making it perfectly suited for the 3950X and you'll make your PC look a million dollars.
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a 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 on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.