I think any decent kit of b die will do 4000c17 ok weather it be 3200c14 or 4000c17 but the lower bin may need higher vdimm ~1.45v vs ~1.4v so less headroom to push higher.
At least that is the case with 8GB sticks not so sure about 16GB.
If the CPU\MB are your limit I don't think it will...
These two go hand in hand with higher frequency equaling more bandwidth but latency is also very important which is why for some programs quad channel systems with massive bandwidth are actually slower than dual channel systems.
This chart is good for seeing where frequency meets timings for...
The Asus MB has 4x8GB kits on the QVL up to 4500 while the MSI UNIFY has no QVL and the more expensive ACE only goes up to 4266 with 4x8GB.
Also G.Skill has no Z490 MSI or GB MB on the QVL for 4x8GB 4000c15.
I have always found MSI BIOS to be a pain when overclocking Intel systems although they...
If I was buying 10900K with 32GB RAM for overclocking it would be with.
ASUS ROG Maximus XII Hero
With two kits of
Patriot Viper Steel Series DDR4 16GB (2x8GB) 4400MHz PC4-35200 Dual Memory Kit - PVS416G440C9K
But I suspect I will end up with Ryzen 4000\5000 next month reusing two 2x8GB kits of...
Viper Steel DDR4 4400 16GB (2x8GB) C19
I have seen people running these 3733 14-15-15 and the A2 PCB with b die...
I would say it is as important but you have to spend more on RAM and push to higher speeds than you do with AMD to see the same kind of performance gain.
If you replaced your 3600c18 RAM with say 4000c15 RAM or just 4400c19 and overclocked it then you can expect to see a bigger performance gain...
Most 8GB sticks will be single rank while most 16GB sticks will be dual rank.
Crucial Ballistix sticks using Micron e die seem to be some of the easiest to hit high frequency with on AMD Ryzen.
Also your MB is fairly decent so that should work in your favor with dual rank 16GB sticks tested...
The more sticks you add the harder it is on the memory controller especially on cheaper MB which is why you wont see top speeds with 4 sticks only with 1-2.
If the RAM is dual rank then that makes it harder again to run.
For example this is with older Ryzen CPU but you get the idea.
If you want to take the time to OC\tweak the RAM you want Samsung b die as I suspect being quad channel you already have ample bandwidth for games but quad channel usually comes with a latency penalty and once tweaked b die will get you the lowest latency.
Any idea if your platform has a...
I found that with a 16GB GPU the game can use over 12GB VRAM and only ~10-12GB RAM at 3440x1440 ultra which with what the system uses can put it close to needing more than 16GB unless you keep your OS tidy.
However when it used 12GB RAM it only used ~10G VRAM and when it used 12G VRAM it only...
You shouldn't be able to tell the difference between single and dual rank outside of synthetic benchmarks.
Run a memory benchmark before and after with something like AIDA64 or userbenchmark.
Results will likely be within margin of error unless you close down a heap of background processes.