I’m building my dream workstation / battlestation at the start of 2020. I’m getting the Aorus X570 Master with a Ryzen 3950X, and I’m struggling to pick between these 2 RAM kits:
The G.Skill kit is over twice the price of the Corsair one. It’s about 11% faster on paper (400 MHz) but I feel like I’ve heard that the infinity fabric on Ryzen CPUs downclocks after the RAM exceeds 3600 MHz (or something to that effect), meaning that the increased clock speed won’t necessarily result in an equivalent increase in RAM performance, and it could hurt stability. Could it even hurt performance?
I would really appreciate it if anyone could clarify this a bit for me.
Everything else being equal, does 4000 MHz make any significant difference over 3600 MHz on the Ryzen 3950X?
If you could pick a kit for free in this situation, would you go for the 3600 MHz kit or the 4000 MHz kit?