Who says RAM Speed doesn’t matter in Gaming? This 4800Mhz vs 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM Gaming Performance will prove you wrong!
Currently, the available RAMs in the market come in three different speeds, 4800Mhz, 5200Mhz and 6000Mhz, in terms of DDR5 Memory. The DDR5 Memory is the latest platform on which the next generation PCs and Consoles are built. DDR5 is a successor of the DDR4 RAM, although you will still find DDR4 RAM available in the market.
The pricing of the DDR5 Memory is relatively high right now because it is a better and newer platform, but the price will fall once DDR5 becomes mainstream in the market. The Kingston Fury 4800Mhz RAM we are testing out today is priced at $150, while the Gskill Trident Z5 Series 32GB RAM is priced at $755. But is the price difference justified?
So without further delay, let’s check out the 4800Mhz vs 6000MHz DDR5 RAM Gaming Performance and how much difference the speed of the RAM makes in Gaming and whether the expensive RAM is worth it or not.
4800Mhz vs 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM Test Setup
We used the system details to test the 4800Mhz and the 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM.
|Processor||Intel Core-i5 12600k Processor|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Aorus Master Z690 Motherboard|
|CPU Cooler||NZXT Kraken X73 RGB 360MM AIO Liquid Cooler|
|Graphics Card||Zotac RTX 3090Ti|
|RAM||Kingston 4800MHz 32GB DDR5 RAM 4800Mhz|
GSkill Trident Z5 RGB 32GB DDR5 RAM 6000Mhz
|SSD||Samsung 970 2TB M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Power Supply||Coolermaster V850 850W PSU|
|Case||Coolermaster HAF 700 EVO|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10|
Expensive DDR5 RAM vs Cheap DDR5 RAM – Performance Benchmarks
Here are the performance results of the expensive 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM vs the cheap 4800Mhz DDR5 RAM. All the games are tested at 1080p resolution.
|Games||4800Mhz DDR5 RAM Gaming Performance||6000Mhz DDR5 RAM Gaming Performance||Game Settings|
|Forza Horizon 5||195 FPS||209 FPS||High|
|Cyberpunk 2077||96 FPS||108 FPS||High|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||136 FPS||145 FPS||High|
|Hitman 3||137 FPS||158 FPS||High-Ultra|
|Spiderman Remastered||123 FPS||125 FPS||High|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||66 FPS||70 FPS||Ultra|
|PUBG||191 FPS||208 FPS||Ultra|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||195 FPS||207 FPS||Medium|
6000Mhz DDR5 RAM vs 4800Mhz DDR5 RAM Performance Verdict
As you can see from the performance results we have achieved, the higher frequency RAM did make an advantage in terms of the Gaming performance. The 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM is giving almost a 10FPS boost in nearly all the titles except for Spiderman Remastered, where we have seen an almost identical average FPS on the lower 4800Mhz RAM as well. But for most of the games. The RAM speed did matter a lot.
The maximum FPS difference that we found is on PUBG, with almost 18 FPS differences. Although the system we ran the test is top of the line, rest assured, if you are getting a higher frequency 6000Mhz DDR5 RAM, then you will definitely get the performance boost in both games and content creation applications. But the price difference between Kingston and Gskill is not justified for a performance difference of 10FPS. But the Gskill one does have a higher memory speed and RGB and can be a better option for the future.
So this was all about the 4800Mhz RAM vs 6000Mhz RAM Gaming Performance benchmarks. If you think we have missed out on something, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, folks!
A 30-year-old avid gamer by choice dabbles in all things tech. Whether spending hours in single-player narrative-based games or going through the latest innovation in technology and chip manufacturing, he prefers to stay on top of things. At the other times, you’ll find him tucked away drumming and headbanging to Rock and Roll Classics.