Best RAM for Intel Core i7-9700K in 2022

Corsair Vengeance RAM
Corsair Vengeance RAM (Image credit: Rich Edmonds / Windows Central)

When choosing the Intel Core i7-9700K, you'll need some speedy RAM to go alongside the high-performance processor. While you could get away with selecting the most affordable RAM on the market, it's better to go with our collection of recommendations here to get the most out of the CPU.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit

Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit

Top Pick

Corsair makes some great RAM modules, and this 16GB Vengeance LPX kit is a killer package. You've got 3,000MHz speeds, awesome performance, and great value, making it our top pick for the Intel Core i7-9700K.

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO

Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO

RGB RAM

Our top pick doesn't come rocking RGB lighting, which many system builders prefer to add. This is where the Vengeance RGB PRO kit comes into play, sporting similar specs to the pick above, but houses some LEDs to add some additional light to the inside of your chassis.

G.Skill Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB Kit

G.Skill Trident Z Royal Gold 16GB Kit

Premium Design

We'd forgive you to assuming this RAM kit is actually a decoration since the modules look that good. G.SKILL nailed the design of the Trident Z Royal Gold, and this 16GB kit isn't all about looks. It'll help your Intel Core i7 CPU utterly smash through benchmarks.

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB Kit

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB Kit

High Capacity RAM

If you need more than 16GB of RAM, we've selected our top 3,000MHz Corsair pick once again, but with a 32GB kit — consisting of two 16GB modules. This allows you to add a further two 16GB sticks at a later date to bring the total up to 32GB.

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It's easy to get lost in the sea of RAM for your PC, but not all of the modules on sale are good enough for the Intel Core i7-9700K. Generally speaking, you'll want to invest in a kit that offers considerably high speeds, low latency, and good value. This is all wrapped up nicely with the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB Kit.

Should you value the design of your PC more over the best bang for your buck, the G.SKILL TridentZ kits kit is a popular option for those wanting to add a little flair to their build.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

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.