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what's the point of fast ram?

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Every YouTube video I see shows basically no performance improvement if you up the clock speed of the ram, so why are people bothering with this?????? Seems ridiculous.

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Some games benefit from fast RAM. IRC Fallout 4 had higher increased frames with fast RAM with select cpu's...

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Weaker CPUs like the i3s benefit hugely from faster ram, getting 8-10 more fps in demanding games.

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People with workstations that have programs that can actually utilize faster RAM is why it's made, if that's what you're asking.

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But for 99 percent of people it seems kind of pointless...just seems like ram manufacturers are plugging overclocking to 3.8 ghz as this earth shattering thing when it really won't impact game play

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But for 99 percent of people it seems kind of pointless...just seems like ram manufacturers are plugging overclocking to 3.8 ghz as this earth shattering thing when it really won't impact game play

having a huge epeen then 

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I don't even buy it for servers since it won't be ecc and why would a large corporation risk overheating just to get things going a decimal point faster.

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But for 99 percent of people it seems kind of pointless...just seems like ram manufacturers are plugging overclocking to 3.8 ghz as this earth shattering thing when it really won't impact game play

over clocking does help in some respects, however, for years I would buy standard "1333" ram without heat spreaders. saved a bundle and didn't really lose any perfromance that I would notice. .... and believe me, years prior I pissed money away on expensive sticks with pretty heatsinks and it didn't matter much in the long run.

another thing to think about is buying that "cheaper" name brand ram and over clocking to the next tier. a lot of that stuff will do it for less money.

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Gaming Rig:CPU + GPU + Fast Ram = meh

Gaming Rig: CPU + GPU + Slow Ram = meh

 

Gaming Rig: APU + Fast Ram = Big increase in performance

Gaming Rig: APU + Slow Ram = Lowered performance

 

Editing Rig: CPU (+ Accelerator) + Fast Ram = Significant increase to performance in specialized workloads.

Editing Rig: CPU (+ Accelerator) + Slow Ram = Significant loss to performance in specialized workloads.

 

Really, ram speed only matters in applications that require usage of high clocked ram, or in usage for an apu's vram cache, since it has none really built in. There are also plenty of other factors, but when it comes down to it, a set of 64gbs of 1333mhz ram, will generally not be as quick in certain workloads as a 64gbs kit of 3200mhz ram.

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