Best DDR5 RAM for flexing your gaming PC in 2023
You won’t be wrong to admit it is the best time to build a gaming pc. With new AMD Ryzen 7000 series Processors hitting their lowest prices in the past 6 months, DDR5 RAMs prices have also reached affordable levels.
The pricing for graphics cards has already been hitting rock bottom for the past year. Taking all the above factors into consideration, if you are a gamer in 2023 you will be enjoying these trends. But sometimes you just want to splurge, and as a gamer what is a bigger flex than showing off your rig?
The DDR5 memory speeds are amazing, but let me tell you beforehand there is a downside, you might need a new motherboard and a new processor that can run the DDR5 memory sticks. For people building a new rig or getting an upgrade in the coming months, we have handpicked 5 of the best DDR5 Memory kits which provide a great price to performance value while keeping the flex on.
TOP 5 DDR5 RAMS FOR A GAMING PC
PATROIT VIPER VENOM RGB DDR5 RAM 32GB (2X16GB) 6600MHz UDIMM KIT
It comes in Matte Black with a Red Viper logo and Silver nameplate. The heat spreader is Aluminum with a unique and specific design element although we would have preferred a copper heat spreader instead.
The base frequency is 4800MHz but you can overclock it using XMP 3.0 to 6600MHz. The inbuilt thermal sensor monitors the RAM’s temperature when you want to overlock it and I bet you will. That’s a 1800MHz speed increase from the base speed who won’t?
The base timing or CAS Latency is 40-40-40-77 but the tested timings are better at 34-40-40-84. The RAM supports RGB sync with all major motherboard brands like ASUS, ASRock, Gigabyte, and MSI.
G.SKILL TRIDENT Z5 RGB 32GB (2X16GB) DDR5 6000MHz UDIMM KIT
For people who like everything color-coded in their setups (who doesn’t?) G.Skill Trident Z5 RGB comes in 2 colors matte black or metallic silver. The heat spreader is black brushed aluminum made.
The default frequency is 4800MHz and you will have to enable XMP3.0 in your bios setting to let it reach its max speed of 6000MHz. The CAS Latency timings are 36-36-36-96 and RGB support is available for all major brands. It is the best RAM for a budget DDR5 build.
TEAMGROUP T-FORCE DELTA RGB DDR5 32GB Kit (16GBx2) 6400MHz (WHITE)
This is our favorite among the lot and for reasons justified. This piece of beauty was designed after a stealth aircraft. We are in love with the way it looks. The 120° Ultra-Wide Lighting it promises is the real deal and it comes with a smart RGB IC controller that is compatible with lighting effect software such as ASUS Aura Sync, GIGABYTE RGB Fusion 2.0, MSI Mystic Light Sync, ASROCK-Polychrome Sync, and BIOSTAR Advanced VIVID LED
Enough about looks let’s look at the specs it offers. With tested timing or CAS latency of 40-40-40-84, the base speed it offers is 4800MHz. It can be overclocked to 6400MHz with XMP 3.0 from your bios. The heat spreader is silicon based which is way better than the aluminum heat spreaders as silicon has a higher thermal conductivity than aluminum, which means that it can transfer heat away from the RAM more quickly.
KINGSTON FURY RENEGADE RGB 32GB (2X16GB) 6000MHz DDR5 DESKTOP MEMORY
ll right this was a surprise to us, we won’t lie. When we came across Kingston’s Renegade, we kinda let it slide as meh. We had to take a closer look once we started getting build recommendations for them.
Coming with a promised overclock speed of 6000MHz and a base clock 4800MHz, it is a strong entry in the DDR5 gaming RAM segment. Kingston FURY Renegade DDR5 RGB features sleek, newly designed black and silver or white and silver aluminum heat spreaders with 18 preset RGB lighting effects. The CAS Latency timing was surprising as well when you compare it to other RAMs in this list at 32-32-38 at 6000MHz.
CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM RGB DDR5 32GB (2x16GB) DDR5 7000 MHz C34 INTEL OPTIMIZED DESKTOP MEMORY
This one is not price to performance and more of a situation where you have to stick to a brand. We have had a few calls for these sticks and well it’s Corsair what more do I have to say. They are the most premium gaming brand around and if they don’t burn our pockets who will?
The cooling solution on this stick is perhaps the best of the lot as it cools the memory through both the ICs and the ground plane of the PCB itself with its own dedicated heat-spreader, ensuring high performance even under extreme loads. It comes, lined with 12 individually addressable CAPELLIX RGB LEDs for spectacular lighting which you can control via iCUE software by corsair. With the base speed at 4800MHz and overclock speed at 7000MHz, the CAS Latency of 40-40-40-77, is a pretty good RAM but a bit more of a flex than performance.
When we were building this list, we wondered what more can we do to make our rig even more different. We decided we would love to enhance the whole experience while gaming. How do we do that, you ask? By modding your whole room to turn it into a gaming setup which will be everyone’s envy!! Check out our game room designs we have been working on, the ultimate flex for a gamer. Meanwhile IGN also picked out their top picks for 2023, check out their article here.