​Ryzen works with XMP memory profiles

It’s not supposed to

The new AMD Ryzen processor.

The new AMD Ryzen processor.

We were told by AMD that we’d have to set memory timings manually with the new Ryzen platform but, at least with Gigabyte’s AM4 motherboards, we don’t have to.

Because all of the AMD motherboard makers also make Intel motherboards, they have access to Intel's proprietary XMP profiles that come installed in most computer RAM. As such, the tricky (scary for beginners) process of entering confusing-sounding timings and voltages manually in the UEFI BIOS doesn’t need to happen.

Here’s a screenshot from the Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 AMD Ryzen AM4 motherboard’s BIOS.

Gigabyte's AMD BIOS uses Intel's XMP memory settings. You can set the RAM timings in one click.
Gigabyte's AMD BIOS uses Intel's XMP memory settings. You can set the RAM timings in one click.

No idea what we’re talking about? Here’s what you need to know about the most basic way to set up new computer memory (so that it runs at advertised speeds) once you’ve installed it in your computer.

[Related: Which CPU is best: Intel Core i7 or AMD Ryzen?]
[Related: RyzenMaster and HPET can make your Ryzen computer run slower]
[Related: Gigabyte Aorus GA-AX370-Gaming 5 AMD Ryzen motherboard review]

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