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Differences between 16GB and 32GB RAM?

Discussion in 'Memory' started by Space Monkey, 7 Apr 2020.

  1. ttaskmaster

    Capodecina

    Joined: 11 Sep 2013

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    TBH, it's not all that impressive. It's restricted to whichever software ecosystem you're on and limited to whatever patterns they give you.
    Mine doesn't even work with the Mfr's own software (Cruicial) on my particular motherboard, so I'm stuck with Asus Aura.

    I know... I looked at it but I'm not a dummy though, so I haven't bought any.
    I doubt it'd work with my non-Corsair RAM anyway.
     
  2. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

    I'm about to move to a 1600AF-based system and will be buying 32GB of RAM for the new Microsoft Flight Simulator. Not sure if Zen 3 will work with DDR4 but if not, I'll grab an 8 core 3000 series chip when the 4000s come out.
     
  3. silvagti

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2013

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    With the new Xbox and Playstation 5 packing 16GB RAM I suspect we'll see a lot of games benefiting from 32Gb on PC next year but right now not so much.
     
  4. Jay794

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Aug 2011

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    Location: Sheffield, UK

    From my understanding of Ram (which may be limited, call it what you want) gamers generally seem to go for 16GB as 8GB has now become the minimum to run a lot of AAA titles.

    Jumping from 16GB to 32GB is only really noticable in graphic design/video rendering
     
  5. Participant

    Caporegime

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    And flight simulator.
     
  6. The Old School Gamer

    Hitman

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    Yup 2x 8Gb is the sweet spot for PC gaming.
    You only really need to go with 32Gb (or more) if it was for high res video and image editing, or if you ran an few VMs in the background etc.

     
  7. Participant

    Caporegime

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    Or Flight Simulator.
     
  8. Space Monkey

    Don

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    And the video is from 2018 :)
     
  9. EsaT

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Jun 2008

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    Location: Finland

    Don't worry.
    To balance things people use 2015's games as justification for why six core CPU will be good for future games...
     
  10. Space Monkey

    Don

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    :D
     
  11. The Old School Gamer

    Hitman

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    Location: The Twilight Zone

    16Gb will be fine for Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 (does look awesome). :)
     
  12. TonTom

    Wise Guy

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    Not sure on current prices but I went 32gb late November. It just made sense given the prices at the time.
     
  13. Bluntwrapped

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Jun 2011

    Posts: 3,493

    Location: Livingston

    Bought 4 x 32gb sticks of ECC for my server just before Christmas and more recently, a kit of the Patriot Viper 4400 16GB for an ITX build.

    For what it’s worth, 64GB assigned to a Win 10 VM with 10c20t and a 1660 Super runs beautifully :D

    I noticed a fair upgrade in system responsiveness when assigning 16GB up from 8GB but beyond 16GB not so much.
     
  14. BigRazer93

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 2,832

    For the price I would definitely go for 32gb Ram.

    New games like call of duty modern warfare, division 2, and even the latest battlefield games, eating between 12-15gb ram.

    You won't notice a difference if your just using the computer just for chrome, watching videos etc.

    For gaming, editing and any other high demanding application's, got for 32gb.