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how much benefit will i get if i update from my 3200mhz to 4000mhz ram?

so my cpu is i7 9700k and i have 32 gb c16 3200mhz ram.. right now i can afford 16 gb 4000mhz c18 ram.. is it worth upgrading?

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Personally I'd not make that switch given that you will also be halving the amount of memory available to you. So I'd save your money.

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2 minutes ago, Mahbub said:

so my cpu is i7 9700k and i have 32 gb c16 3200mhz ram.. right now i can afford 16 gb 4000mhz c18 ram.. is it worth upgrading?

9700k? 100% no. I would have trouble justifying that even for Ryzen.

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There really is not a big peformance benefit of faster RAM

 

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10 hours ago, SEAL62 said:

There really is not a big peformance benefit of faster RAM

 

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Increase in RAM frequency and decrease in timing latency is very much a niche and dependable on many factors. So here, we can see that CSGO at 1080p Low does not benefit from faster memory. In other games like Fortnite, Planetside 2, Overwatch, Watch Dogs Legion even, it makes a HUGE difference. Then we also have to consider what graphical fidelity are you playing at. If it's 4K at max settings, you're not going to see much of a difference than say compared to being at 1080p low. 
 

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so my cpu is i7 9700k and i have 32 gb c16 3200mhz ram.. right now i can afford 16 gb 4000mhz c18 ram.. is it worth upgrading?

If your performance is fine as it is, then keep the RAM kit. It's not like there is a massive shortage for simple XMP kits of RAM. Now, if you had a kit of Dark Pros or something (because those are in incredible high demand), you could sell them to get a new kit of RAM; however, then we start talking about specific kits and whether or not you wish to manually overclock independent of the fact that 2x16 Dark Pros are only made for overclockers (furthering adding why you won't gain a profit from doing some work). 

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13 hours ago, Mahbub said:

so my cpu is i7 9700k and i have 32 gb c16 3200mhz ram.. right now i can afford 16 gb 4000mhz c18 ram.. is it worth upgrading?

As someone who recently moved from 2x8gb cl16 3866 to 4x8gb cl15 4000, i'd say it's not worth it in ur situation, as i needed the capacity, the speed is just for fun, and it was on sale.

 

it really depends on the game you play and whether you play it competitively 

 

As for improvements i only did hitman 2 benches before and after the swap, this is on a 9900k, 1080p low for benching only, avg fps

 

2x8gb cl16 3866 =128fps

4x8cl16 3866 138fps

4x8 cl14 3733 142fps

4x8 cl15 4000 144fps

Edit: just did a run on 4x8 cl16 3200. 134fps

 

most of the improvement, as with other benchmarks from HUB and GN is moving from single ranked to dual ranked. if you are already on a dual ranked setup, i'd save the money, i think the only exception is if you had a 5950x and a 3090 and just wanna minmax for fun, but then cl18 4000 wouldn't be the target.

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Some games are very memory sensitive, others not.

 

WoW is a big one once you're CPU limited.

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