AMD Ryzen 7 1700 + B350 DDR4 Memory Speed Tests
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 31 March 2017 at 02:42 PM EDT. 11 Comments
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Earlier this week I posted some Ryzen 7 1800X DDR4 memory scaling Linux tests now that MSI pushed out an updated BIOS for that X370 motherboard that allows running the system at higher -- but still rather limited -- DDR4 memory frequencies. Here are some similar tests with my Ryzen 7 1700 and a B350 motherboard.

The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is currently paired with a MSI B350 TOMAHAWK motherboard. MSI recently released a v1.2 BIOS update that improves memory compatibility and system stability. With that board update, the 2 x 8GB DDR4-3000 Corsair memory modules can now run higher than DDR4-2133, but they don't yet work in their AMP mode to push the modules to 3000MHz -- the system is unbootable until clearing the CMOS. Even when trying for DDR4-2933, which was successful with the Ryzen 7 1800X + MSI X370 board, wasn't possible with this current BIOS. The highest I could boot with this Ryzen 7 1700 configuration on this latest BIOS was DDR4-2667.

So for these Friday benchmarks are just some Ryzen 7 1700 tests on Ubuntu Linux when running at DDR4-2133. DDR4-2400, and DDR4-2667.

The Linux gaming tests are basically a wash.

The Stream synthetic RAM test results are clear.

The other results are largely tight due to the limited RAM frequency selection available. All the data via this result file. Hopefully MSI will release an improved BIOS soon for finally hitting DDR4-3000+ with Ryzen.
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