Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 9 7950X in 2022

If you're looking to get a top-notch CPU for a new desktop rig, one of the best processors you can choose is AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X. However, to unlock its full potential and achieve the best performance possible with it, you'll need a reliable kit of DDR5 memory. Aside from helping the 7950X access more files and run additional processes at once, DDR5 is also the only type of RAM that's compatible with the CPU's AM5 platform. To help you choose a quality set of DDR5 DIMMs, we've listed our favorite options below.

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Best RAM for AMD Ryzen 9 7950X

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All of the modules we've featured on this list are excellent, but if we had to pick just one over all the rest, we'd have to go with G.Skill's Flare X5 Series. 32GB of DDR5 with 6000MHz speed, AMD EXPO compatibility, and a good price thanks to the lack of luxuries like RGB is all you need if you're looking for something with top performance and value to pair with your AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, so we highly recommend it.

Alternatively, you could either go with G.Skill's Trident Z5 NEO RGB or CORSAIR's Vengeance RGB kit if you're looking for something on the stylish side. Both sets of DIMMs have the same great performance and compatibility with AMD EXPO, but also have attractive designs with customizable RGB. You'll have to pay a little extra, though.

If you need more than 32GB, CORSAIR's DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB modules are a great pick since you'll get 64GB of 5200MHz memory, complete with snazzy RGB, for a pretty sweet price. Meanwhile, those that would prefer to save some money and don't mind sticking to 16GB will find either Kingston and Crucial's offering to their liking depending on whether they want to prioritize speed or savings.

Look through our list of the best DDR5 RAM kits for more options to consider if what we've listed here isn't tickling your fancy. Also, review our roundup of the best motherboards if you need a new AM5 one to use with your DDR5 and Ryzen 9 7950X.


Black Friday 4K monitor deal: Samsung 31.5" Curved

If you want something a bit different Samsung’s 31.5-inch curved LCD 4K display fits the bill. It’s a mid-range size, but higher end monitor, which is why it comes in at $300 (it’s normally $450, so you’re also getting bigger savings). It has a 60Hz refresh, faster 4ms response time, but no speakers.

Again, there are only two inputs: HDMI and DisplayPort v1.2, so this is more built for a desktop PC than a laptop, although if you use a Thunderbolt 4 dock, you’ll be OK.

Curved is fun because it’s a more immersive experience as the ends of the display come at you a bit, giving better viewing angles. People are happy with this model as it earned 4.6 stars out of 5 from 160 reviewers at Best Buy.

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Samsung - 31.5" LCD Curved 4K UHD $450 $300 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Want 4K and curved? You can't go wrong with this 31.5-inch one from Samsung, which has one DisplayPort and one HDMI for input along with a faster 4ms response time. 

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