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March 24, 2013 3:44:30 PM

I've been reading up a little, and it seems like some people say that 8 gigs of ram are starting to be too small. Does anyone else see this now or maybe coming in the near future?

Also, is it viable to, for instance, buy a gtx 670, wait a few years till it is too slow, and then buy another one for SLI for cheap?

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March 24, 2013 3:57:14 PM

8 GB is not to small for 99% of users and to big for 95% of users. If you use RAM drive then 16 GB is good but SSD technology is limiting the applications for RAM drive. I have only ever in my life seen the odd Video or Photo editor push past the need for 4 GB of RAM let alone 8 GB. Unless you have a 64 bit rendering application on the go then 4 GB should more than ample.

You are better off getting a faster single GPU set up. SLI can cause a lot of issues and its real world application is very limited. Not to mention the extra heat and the stronger load on the PSU.

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March 24, 2013 4:00:18 PM
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6GB or 8GB is more than enough memory if your a gamer.
16GB is only for people who does lot of video animation work etc. Gaming it doesn't make much difference.

GTX670 is a very good card after few more years you might not want to SLI it anymore as there will be 3 times powerful card at todays GTX 670 price. :) 

This is the reality my friend.
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March 24, 2013 4:07:21 PM

Wamp, to add on what you said. In a 32 bit system the amount of RAM it uses cuts off at about 3.1 or something. So for a 32 bit rendering system 4GB of ram leaves you with almost a full 1GB unused.
May 25, 2013 11:04:52 AM

Kjwinden said:
Wamp, to add on what you said. In a 32 bit system the amount of RAM it uses cuts off at about 3.1 or something. So for a 32 bit rendering system 4GB of ram leaves you with almost a full 1GB unused.


Of course, if your 32-bit system has PAE fully enabled, then you can use 4 GB no problem. My 32-bit Ubuntu desktop has 16 GB, for example.
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