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32GB vs 64GB Gaming Benchmark

Could someone tell me the % gain in performace in gaming?

I know it has a huge profit % in editing which I also do but I am curious about gaming.

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RAM? Zero difference.
Having more RAM doesn't make your system faster. Not having enough RAM makes your system slower.

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Same speed and timings? No difference.

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like, 64Gb of RAM?

You don't even need 32Gb for gaming, and extra RAM doesn't increase performance unless it actually gets used. 64Gb of RAM for gaming is just a complete waste of money, and even 32 is a bit excessive.

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I bet there isnt even a difference from 16GB to 32GB...

When i ask for more specs, don't expect me to know the answer!
I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

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Use case: Gaming

I monitor all of my PC hardware during usage on the second monitor.  With Chrome @ 10'ish tabs, and every game I try (plus all monitoring software) I usually approach 7.1-7.8gb of memory usage.

 

I only swear by 16gb because the moment I need it, I need it. 

 

Your speed will increase only if your workload is such that its utilizing the RAM completely so the bottleneck is now lack of RAM.  Which isn't going to be the case for majority of gamers.

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6 minutes ago, HanZie82 said:

I bet there isnt even a difference from 16GB to 32GB...

Depending on the game, there might not even be a difference between 8GB and 16GB.
 

[Not conclusive results. Read the Methodology and limitations of the test]


I was surprised how well 8GB faired for gaming. I actually started out to try and prove why people should buy 16GB instead of 8GB, but ended up proving myself wrong. You should still buy 16GB though, especially now that 2x8GB kits are down to about $80.

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Some games MAY use more than 8GB of memory, but if you happen to have a SSD, paging stuff to SSD is fast so whatever memory is used by other applications running in background can be quickly dumped to SSD and also the very little amount of memory over 8 GB used by games can be easily paged to SSD.

If you have HDD as main drive where you have the page file, then you may see some stuttering if you have only 8 GB and you're playing a game that needs more than 8 GB of memory.

Very few games use more than 16 GB of memory, and even that's generally on very high / ultra presets.  Most  games are made with the console compatibility in mind, where consoles have less than 10 GB of memory available to games.

For example Xbox One has 8 GB DDR3 (5 GB available for games), and Xbox One X has 12 GB of GDDR5 out of which 9 GB is available to games. PS4 has 8 GB of GDDR5 memory as well...

So PC games will not deviate far from this ... they may use a bit more memory if they add higher graphical quality settings.

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You'd be surprised how many people think raw memory amount equals more performance, if we're talking about same frequency and timing and both in dual channel the difference between 32gb and 64gb for gaming alone is as mentioned non-existing.

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5 hours ago, ndkruijff said:

Could someone tell me the % gain in performace in gaming?

I know it has a huge profit % in editing which I also do but I am curious about gaming.

Nothing

 

Either it is enough or its not. You don't get more Performance with more RAM.

However you get less stuttering if something is relocated to the mass storage device.

But you could in theory mitigate that with a high performance PCIe NVMe SSD that is able to read/write with 3TB/Sec...

 

Its more that some games crash and stutter when they don't have enough (V) RAM.

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5 hours ago, Spotty said:

RAM? Zero difference.
Having more RAM doesn't make your system faster. Not having enough RAM makes your system slower.

That's a good description of the situation.

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