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Best DDR4 Memory

Standard memory is great for standard machines, but Tom's Hardware readers are always looking for a little more. Whether its more bandwidth for onboard graphics or more capacity for video editing, we've covered the entire price scale of performance parts. Currently the most-common desktop memory standard, DDR4 offers the best of both bandwidth and capacity.

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October 2016 DDR4 Updates

Squeezing 32GB of DDR4-2400 into two tiny SODIMMs, Ballastix Sport LT model BLS2K16G4S240FS brought us up to date on notebook memory. Meanwhile, G.Skill and Patriot expanded our long-DIMM portfolio with 32GB DDR4-3200 quad-channel and reduced-latency 16GB DDR4-3200 dual-channel kits.

Best DDR4 Memory Kits

16GB (2x 8GB)

16GB (4x 4GB)

32GB (2x 16GB)

32GB (4x 8GB)

64GB (8x 8GB)

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Best DDR3 Memory

DDR3 is occasionally cheaper than DDR4, though rules of supply and demand will continue to pressure DDR3 into unfavorable value territory. Bigger savings can often be had in the platforms themselves, which often included low-end LGA-1151 and clearance-priced discontinued models, in addition to AMD's very mature parts.

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October 2016 DDR3 Updates

As DDR3 platforms are gradually replaced with DDR4, the push for reviews also takes a back seat to DDR4. We've kept a list of prior awards and check it monthly for availability.

DDR3 Best Picks

8GB (2x 4GB)

16GB (2x 8GB)

32GB (4x 8GB)

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