Based on the platform ABAQUS, 3-D FEA model for ring rolling has been constructed to investigate the effect of drive roll rotation speed on the metal flow in the ring rolling process. It can be seen clearly that the axial metal flow in the outside diameter of the rolled ring increases with the increasing of drive roll rotation speed and with the decreasing of the feeding magnitude per revolution , which causes the increasing of fishtail coefficient FT and maximum spread coefficient and in turn makes the quality deterioration of end-plane in the rolled ring. The rolling force and rolling torque necessary to execute the rolling process are reduced when the drive roll rotation speed is elevated, which results in the lower requirement for the characteristic of force and energy in the rolling machine. Besides that, average equivalent plastic strain PEEQ also increases, which indicates the enhancement of plastic deformation and is beneficial to the improvement of the mechanical property of the formed ring. But one point that we should pay attention is that uneven deformation and possibility of the inner defects in the rolled ring might be increased with the increasing of the drive roll rotation speed.