- Dec 23, 2006
My two cents. I don't like how the Ryzen turbos. I don't like the voltages and I don't like to see the clocks fluctuate during gaming by more than 100mhz. We didn't buy crappy laptops with their absurb power saving modes and weak processors. You have desktops so you have crank up the party on your CPU. I do like this MSI bios. The keep it simple stupid approach works best.Honestly, for the vast majority of people and cases, attempting to manually OC a Ryzen 3000 series, while avoiding appcrashes and BSODs, is pointless, given how well it's internal clock- and power/voltage-regulation features work. It basically, dynamically through a vast network of sensors on the chip monitoring temperature, power and voltage, etc., overclocks itself. It's a very advanced form of Turbo.
The best that you can do for it, is give it good cooling (a 240mm AIO is decent).
RAM is another issue. Ryzen 3000 series doesn't mind XMP-rated DDR4 up to 3600 or so, it handles it with aplomb in my experience. (I'm running 4x8GB DDR4-3600 GSkill Trident RGB RAM.)
They have a program, "Ryzen DRAM calculator", that can help you tweak your timings, and enhance your performance, at the cost of some manual settings labor in the DRAM configuration pages in your UEFI BIOS.
I think that possibly, given Ryzen 3000-series auto-overclocking, and exceptional DRAM support, that you're basically over-thinking this.
Just get a decent board, with decent VRMs and features that you want/need, and some quality DRAM kits of DDR4-3600 (tighter timings are better, but will cost more), and then just put it together, and be happy.
I don't think B-die is worth it but I have some. The thickest heatsinks I have ever seen on ram. I got mine before B-die was charged a premium. DDR4 3600mhz is the ram you want with good enough timings. Since I have a B350 board I figured 3200mhz would be enough with a Cas of 16 and 1T timing instead of 2T. I also know having 4 Dimms hurts your OCing potential vs. having 2 dimms. Considering ram doesn't need to be OC'd mhz wise but timings may not be able to be tightened with 4 dimms vs. 2 dimms.