We test newer AM4 CPUs with Gigabyte's X570 Aorus Master, but original/first-generation Ryzen CPUs are tested on the MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon AC since they are incompatible with X570. We have also used the X470 setup to test all APUs, including the newer Ryzen 5 3400G.
For memory, we use 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,466MHz Vengeance Pro RGB DDR4 for all CPUs. As of the launch of 3rd Gen Ryzen, we have found this speed to be stable across our entire selection of AM4 CPUs, and it's also the speed we use with all Intel CPUs. The exception is the Ryzen 5 2400G APU, which we have tested using 3,200MHz, as this was the highest stable frequency. We're also using an EK Water Blocks EK-MLC Phoenix 240mm CPU cooler and Nvidia's GeForce RTX 2070 Super Founders Edition.
November 22 2019 | 13:00