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TheSpyHood YouTube channel experts found out what kind of performance DDR4 can provide in modern projects

and DDR5. Games were launched in 4K and 1440p resolution. Discuss

In the release on TheSpyHood YouTube channelexperts tested the performance of six PC assemblies with various options for RAM. These are DDR5 (from 5600 MHz, 5200 MHz, 4800 MHz) and DDR4 (5133 MHz, 4800 MHz, 4400 MHz). Games were tested at 1440p and 4K.

In project God of war at 1440p on ultra-settings, the average frequencyframes from 5600 MHz (DDR5) was 118 fps, from 5133 MHz (DDR4) - 113 fps, from 5200 MHz (DDR5) - 114 fps, from 4800 MHz - 112 (DDR4) and 111 fps (DDR5), 4400 MHz (DDR4) - 110 fps. In 4K, the values ​​were 79 (5600 MHz, DDR5), 81 (5133 MHz, DDR4), 79 (5200 MHz, DDR5), 75 (4800 MHz, DDR4), 76 (4800 MHz, DDR5) and 76 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4).

Dying Light 2 also launched with an ultra preset of 1440p and 4K.In the first case, the average frame rate was the highest with 5600 MHz (DDR5) - 102 fps, and in second place was DDR4 with 4800 MHz (101 fps). With 5133 MHz (DDR4) the average performance was 99 fps, with 5200 MHz (DDR5) - 98 fps, with 4800 MHz (DDR5) - 96 fps, with 4400 MHz (DDR4) - 97 fps. In 4K resolution, FPS in almost all cases turned out to be 69 fps (except for 4800 MHz (DDR5) from 68 fps).

Forza horizon 5 with ultra-preset in 1440p came with an average frequency159 fps (5600 MHz, DDR5), 154 fps (5133 MHz, DDR4), 155 fps (5200 MHz, DDR5), 149 fps (4800 MHz, DDR4), 152 fps ( 4800 MHz, DDR5) and 153 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4). In 4K, the difference between the RAM models turned out to be very small: with 5600 MHz (DDR5) and 4800 MHz (DDR4), the average FPS was 102 fps, with 5133 MHz (DDR4) - 103 fps, with 5200 MHz (DDR5), 4800 MHz (DDR5) and 4400 MHz (DDR4) - 99 fps.

Call of Duty Vanguard ran on ultra settings at 1440p withthe maximum average frame rate - from 5133 MHz (DDR4), 213 fps. Next came the DDR5 model with 5600 MHz - 208 fps, then - DDR4 with 4800 MHz (206 fps) and DDR5 with 5200 MHz (205 fps). DDR5 with 4800 MHz provided performance at the level of 202 fps, 4400 MHz (DDR4) - 203 fps. In 4K, the lowest value was from 5200 MHz (DDR5) - 119 fps, in other cases the performance was 121 (4800 MHz, DDR5), 122 (4400 MHz, DDR4; 4800 MHz, DDR5), 123 fps (5600 MHz, DDR5; 5133 MHz, DDR4).

Days goone came with ultra-graphics settings in 1440p withaverage FPS 172 fps (5600 MHz, DDR5), 165 fps (5133 MHz, DDR4), 171 fps (5200 MHz, DDR5), 163 fps (4800 MHz, DDR4), 166 fps (4800 MHz, DDR5), 163 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4). In 4K, the values ​​were 107, 107, 106, 105, 107, 104 fps, respectively.

In Game Village Resident Evil average frame rate at 1440p with ultra presetwas: 210 fps - with DDR5 and 5600 MHz, 212 fps - with DDR4 and 5133 MHz, 209 fps - with DDR5 and 5200 MHz, 211 fps - with DDR4 and DDR5, 4800 MHz, 207 k /s - from 4400 MHz and DDR4. In 4K resolution, performance averaged 146, 145, 146, 141, 146 and 142 fps, respectively.

Project Cyberpunk 2077 with the ultra preset at 1440p started with mediumFPS at 117 fps (DDR5, 5600 MHz), 119 fps (DDR4, 5133 MHz), 117 fps (DDR5, 5200 MHz), 118 fps (DDR4, 4800 MHz), 116 fps (DDR5, 4800 MHz), 116 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4). The performance in 4K was 88, 87, 87, 87, 85, 86 fps, respectively.

Horizon Zero Dawn ran at 1440p on ultra graphics settings withaverage frame rate 149 fps (DDR5, 5600 MHz), 145 fps (DDR4, 5133 MHz), 146 fps (DDR5, 5200 MHz), 143 fps (DDR4, 4800 MHz), 146 fps s (DDR5, 4800 MHz), 142 fps (DDR4, 4400 MHz). In 4K resolution, these figures were 93, 91, 90, 92, 93, 90 fps, respectively.

A game Red Dead Pedemption 2 ran at 1440p with an ultra preset atframes average within 144 fps (5600 MHz, DDR5), 147 fps (5133 MHz, DDR4), 143 fps (5200 MHz, DDR5), 145 fps (4800 MHz, DDR4), 144 fps (4800 MHz, DDR5), 141 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4). In 4K resolution, the performance was as follows: 92 fps, 91 fps, 91 fps, 90 fps, 89 fps, 90 fps, respectively.

Finally, Battlefield 2042 ran in 1440p on ultra settings with 139 fps (5600MHz, DDR5), 141 fps (5133 MHz, DDR4), 139 fps (5200 MHz, DDR5), 136 fps (4800 MHz, DDR4), 138 fps (4800 MHz, DDR5), 135 fps (4400 MHz, DDR4) on average. In 4K, the average performance values ​​were 87, 88, 85, 87, 87, 86 fps, respectively.

Conclusion

Consistently worse than other RAM options turned out to bein DDR4 games with 4400 MHz. The average frame rate in all games was 147 fps (1440p) and 96 fps (4K). DDR5 with 5600 MHz showed itself better than the rest (average FPS - 152 fps (1140p) and 99 fps (4K)) and DDR4 with 5133 MHz (average FPS - 151 fps (1440p) and 99 fps ( 4K)).

PC Configurations:

  • operating system Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit;
  • CPU Intel Core i9-12900K (Gigabyte Z690 AORUS Master);
  • graphics card AMD Radeon RX 6950XT 16GB;
  • RAM 5600MHz DDR5/5133MHz DDR4/5200MHz DDR5/4800MHz DDR4/4800MHz DDR5/4400MHz DDR4;
  • cooling system MSI MAG Coreliquid C360 AIO Liquid Cooler;
  • power unit Cooler Master V1000 SMPS