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128 GB RAM vs 64 GB RAM

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Posted · Original PosterOP

For video editing does getting 128 RAM make rendering speeds faster?


What if I get 5000mz of 64 GB of RAM vs 128 gb 3200 of ram?

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2 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

What programs?


What footage? What res + codec?

After Effects and Preimere pro on 60 frames 1080 or 4k on H264 also want to work on project on future using cinema 4d

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I highly doubt personal projects will reach in excess of 64GB of Ram. I would recommend higher speed ram for this project. If you have a Ryzen 3000 build, I would go after low latency, 3600Mhz ram. As Ryzen does the best with memory frequency at double the rate of its infinity fabric clock (which is 1800mhz). 

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Faster RAM should be faster. Having MORE RAM doesn't increase speed unless you're running low. 

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Probably starting with a fast low latency 32GB kit is enough (3200MHz CL16 or faster). More memory does not mean faster memory. 

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As someone who is working on development of broadcast grade equipment, memory bandwidth is what matters the most in video encoding and decoding. You can often find all memory channels occupied in servers used in transcoding while the memory usage is sub 10GB out of 128+ GB total. 

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64gb for 1080p and 4k is fine.


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