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16 GB DDR3 or 8 GB DDR4

I currently have 8 GB DDR3 1600 mhz ram paired with a i7 6700 and a GTX 1070 I was looking to upgrade it to 16 GB but the Question came In my mind whether I should upgrade my current RAM to 16 GB (i.e stick to DDR3) or should I save up and change my mobo to DDR4 with 8 GB DDR4 Ram? Is there a huge performance difference for say in 1600 Mhz and 2600 mhz RAM I mainly need it for Gaming. Is the Upgrage from DDR3 to DDR4 actually worth it? 

Inshort should I Get 16 GB DDR3 or 8 GB DDR4?

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If you're streaming or running other stuff while gaming, 16GB might be beneficial.
If you close everything when you game, then you're fine with 8GB.

Why do you want 16GB?

 

Since you'd need to buy a new motherboard...I'd hold off on that idea until something better comes along, like Zen2 or Intel's next chip.

 

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DDR3, don't change motherboards until you change CPUs. Not much benefit in DDR4 than DDR3 real world if nothing else is changed.

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Just now, dizmo said:

If you're streaming or running other stuff while gaming, 16GB might be beneficial.
If you close everything when you game, then you're fine with 8GB.

Why do you want 16GB?

 

Since you'd need to buy a new motherboard...I'd hold off on that idea until something better comes along, like Zen2 or Intel's next chip.

 

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6700 is skylake, so technically he can just get ddr4, right?

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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

6700 is skylake, so technically he can just get ddr4, right?

You can't put DDR4 in a DDR3 slot.

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1 minute ago, mxk. said:

6700 is skylake, so technically he can just get ddr4, right?

The motherboard's dimm slots are either DDR3 or DDR4, since the shape is different. 

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1 hour ago, dizmo said:

If you're streaming or running other stuff while gaming, 16GB might be beneficial.
If you close everything when you game, then you're fine with 8GB.

Why do you want 16GB?

 

Since you'd need to buy a new motherboard...I'd hold off on that idea until something better comes along, like Zen2 or Intel's next chip.

 

Welcome to the forum.

I need 16 GB because I have seen a bit of Bottleneck in games such as FORZA, PAYBACK and especially BFV that's why I wanna upgrade plus I do a bit of video editing on premiere as well so I guess RAM will be beneficial for that?

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Unless your leaving a lot of internet tabs and other programs open in the background you should not be getting bottlenecked by your ram. Ram is only a bottleneck when the system starts having to use the pagefile.

 

Adobe premiere however would like it. I really wish someone would create a benchmark that stresses every system component equally at the same time and tells you whats holding things up. Would help with cases like this so much.

 

Obvious question. What GPU are you using and what resolution do you run at?

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3 hours ago, mxk. said:

6700 is skylake, so technically he can just get ddr4, right?

There are DDR3L motherboards made for Skylake, and they won't work with DDR4.

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4 hours ago, CarlBar said:

Unless your leaving a lot of internet tabs and other programs open in the background you should not be getting bottlenecked by your ram. Ram is only a bottleneck when the system starts having to use the pagefile.

 

Adobe premiere however would like it. I really wish someone would create a benchmark that stresses every system component equally at the same time and tells you whats holding things up. Would help with cases like this so much.

 

Obvious question. What GPU are you using and what resolution do you run at?

Bro I have  Mentioned above GTX 1070 and at 1920x1080

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2 hours ago, Pi31415 said:

bruh I really hope this guy realizes that would need a new mobo lul

Brah, can't you read ?

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2 hours ago, Pi31415 said:

bruh I really hope this guy realizes that would need a new mobo lul

Brah, can't you read ?

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1 hour ago, Aarij Imam said:

Brah, can't you read ?

I'm pretty sure they're talking about me, I was a little confused. You didn't mention playing in 1080p, even in the big bold font you used brah

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8 hours ago, Aarij Imam said:

Bro I have  Mentioned above GTX 1070 and at 1920x1080

 

Sorry but that OP is such a mess of oversized font i just skimmed it and focused on what others actually responded to. Honestly not sure why your having issues in those games. Even at ultra presets and 1440p you should be fine. Though BFV does have a buggy DX12 mode atm, not even a 9900K with 64GB of ram, an Optane NVME drive and a 2080Ti is getting stutter free gameplay with DX12 enabled.

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Get 16GB DDR3. Capacity is almost always preferable when faced with the choice between capacity and speed for CPU DRAM. 

 

There are exceptions to this rule, but generally its true for the simple fact that RAM is 1000x faster than fetching data from a fast NVMs SSD.

 

Windows and your games will be able to keep more things in memory, the more memory you have. 

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1 hour ago, CarlBar said:

 

Sorry but that OP is such a mess of oversized font i just skimmed it and focused on what others actually responded to. Honestly not sure why your having issues in those games. Even at ultra presets and 1440p you should be fine. Though BFV does have a buggy DX12 mode atm, not even a 9900K with 64GB of ram, an Optane NVME drive and a 2080Ti is getting stutter free gameplay with DX12 enabled.

Okay so I actually copied the text from iPhone Notes so I didn't knew it was so big this is my first post here. I don't know how this works. Sorry! And Thank You Everyone I guess I'll get 16 GB DDR3. 

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9 hours ago, mxk. said:

I'm pretty sure they're talking about me, I was a little confused. You didn't mention playing in 1080p, even in the big bold font you used brah

Sorry bro, but I didn't say anything to you! And I didn't realize about the text it was copy pasted from Notes!

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