To check whether the DDR5 RAM Speed affects the latest Gen gaming, we tested four different DDR5 Frequencies, 4800Mhz, 5200Hz, 5600Mhz, 6000Mhz and 6400Mhz RAM.
DDR5 is the latest Gen RAM in the PC gaming market right now. It is faster than the previous-gen DDR4 gen and compatible with the latest-gen software and operating systems. DDR5 RAM now comes with the lowest version of 4800 MHz speed and a max of 6400 MHz speed.
Now the central fact is, does the RAM frequency speed matters? Does the huge difference in RAM frequency make much difference, primarily while gaming? To clear this confusion, we tested five different RAM Speeds in Gaming. By keeping the whole system’s other hardware unchanged, we tested from low to high-frequency RAMs by running some latest high graphics games.
Now without further delay, let’s check out the Gaming Performance of the DDR5 RAM speed of five different frequencies.
DDR5 RAM Speed – Test Setup System Details
Here are the details of the test setup we are using to check the DDR5 RAM Speed of different frequencies.
|Processor||Intel Core i5-13700K CPU|
|Graphics Processor||RTX 3090Ti Graphics Card|
|Motherboard||ASUS Z790 Maximus Hero|
|Memory||Corsair 4800 MHz RAM, |
Corsair 5200 MHz RAM,
Corsair 5600 MHz RAM,
Corsair 6000 MHz RAM,
Corsair 6400 MHz RAM
|Storage||2 TB SAMSUNG EVO M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1600W 80+ Gold Fully Modular|
|CPU Cooler||MSI MAG Coreliquid C360 AIO Liquid Cooler|
|Operating System||Windows 11 Pro 64bit|
DDR5 RAM Speed – Gaming FPS Benchmark Outcomes
Here are the results of the Gaming FPS Benchmarks from low frequency to high frequency. All games were tested on ultra setting at 1080p.
|DDR 5 RAM FREQUENCY vs GAME NAME||4800 MHZ||5200 MHz||5600 MHz||6000 MHz||6400 MHz|
|Cyberpunk 2077 With RTX OFF||191 fps avg||196 fps avg||198 fps avg||203 fps avg||204 fps avg|
|Cyberpunk 2077 With RTX ON||142 fps avg||143 fps avg||147 fps avg||150 fps avg||154 fps avg|
|Hitman 3||215 fps avg||219 fps avg||228 fps avg||237 fps avg||242 fps avg|
|God of War||223 fps avg||232 fps avg||238 fps avg||243 fps avg||246 fps avg|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||219 fps avg||218 fps avg||220 fps avg||223 fps avg||227 fps avg|
|Marvel’s SpiderMan||111 fps avg||115 fps avg||122 fps avg||127 fps avg||127 fps avg|
|Microsoft Flight Simulator||78 fps avg||79 fps avg||81 fps avg||85 fps avg||88 fps avg|
DDR5 RAM SPEED – Final Verdict
The above chart list shows an average of 15 fps difference between the lowest and highest frequency ram. The price of 4800 Mhz RAM starts at approximately $43.99, and the cost of 6400 MHz RAM begins at roughly $175.99. Suppose you think that an average of 15fps matters to you, then you can buy the highest 6400 MHz frequency ram for now. But from our perspective, it does not matter; you are good even if you have 4800 MHz RAM.
Remember that releasing the latest gen high-speed hardware in the market does not make your hardware useless. You are still the king with your setup, and you seriously don’t need to waste your money if you are purely vested in gaming.
So this was all about whether the latest-gen DDR5 RAM speed affects the latest-gen games. If you feel we have missed anything, let us know in the comments below.
That’s all, folks!
Alapan, Editor at Xombied and Techuda, is a biomechanical Engineer education-wise. But he wanted to go ahead with his life and pursue his career as both Gaming and Tech Reviewer. He is occasionally invited to host, plan and execute Gaming events with multiple brands. Apart from gaming, he loves playing guitar and singing along to the music.