Safe to pick up DDR4 RAM now for future Zen 3 build?

staknhalo

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I got a targeted offer from Newegg for 10% off RAM, plan on doing a Zen 3 build. Was gonna get Gskill 64 GB (2x 32GB) 3600 memory. Any reason not to pull the trigger on it now?

Edit: I pulled the trigger, $196.65 cost to me for the 3600 64GB kit in the end.
 
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RAM compatibility just gets better and better with each iteration of Ryzen CPU's .. You'll be good to go and congratz!
 

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I got a targeted offer from Newegg for 10% off RAM, plan on doing a Zen 3 build. Was gonna get Gskill 64 GB (2x 32GB) 3600 memory. Any reason not to pull the trigger on it now?

Edit: I pulled the trigger, $196.65 cost to me for the 3600 64GB kit in the end.
It's not uncommon for CPU's to have dual memory controllers, so even if Zen 3 supports a next generation memory, It'll support DDR4 to remain compatible with AM4. Keep in mind K10.5 supported both DDR2 and DDR3, and Skylake and later supports DDR3 and DDR4.
 

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It's not uncommon for CPU's to have dual memory controllers, so even if Zen 3 supports a next generation memory, It'll support DDR4 to remain compatible with AM4. Keep in mind K10.5 supported both DDR2 and DDR3, and Skylake and later supports DDR3 and DDR4.

Yeah, I just know Zen, Zen+ (and maybe 2 ?) had some finicky memory issues, but didn't really keep track/pay close attention to it for the simple fact it wasn't time for my build yet - so was more curious if there was something big I was missing before I pulled the trigger. Over on reddit though (I asked there too) they informed me good to go - so I bought it.
 
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