Best RAM for Intel Core i9-9900K 2022

Picking the right RAM for your Intel Core i9-9900K processor isn't as simple as buying the most affordable modules on the market. You'll need some speedy RAM sticks to go alongside this powerful CPU. To help you out, we've rounded up some of the best DDR4 RAM kits you should consider.

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There are plenty of RAM kits out there, but not all of them are fast enough to keep up with the i9-9900K from Intel. If you partner this processor with some slow modules, you'll suffer from a sub-par performance in games and other software. If you go with our top pick, Corsair's Vengeance LPX 16GB kit, you'll be able to enjoy the available headroom.

If you have your eyes on more premium components, look no further than the G.SKILL Trident Z Royal kit. It's becoming more popular with system builders thanks to its seriously good looks and solid performance.

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.