Solved for a new gaming desktop, 1x8gb or 2x4gb? Tags: Gaming Desktops Dual Channel Memory Last response: December 4, 2013 5:41 PM in Memory Share jjs0891 a b 4 Gaming December 4, 2013 3:59:07 PM im asking this question not becaues i don't know the benefits of dual channel but because I don't know whether or not 16GB would be necessarily for gaming in say 2-3 years? More about : gaming desktop 1x8gb 2x4gb Nuclear101 a b 4 Gaming a b } Memory December 4, 2013 4:03:47 PM You should use 2x4Gb, as dual channel is going to make loading everything faster, as you have two RAM slots to transfer data instead of one. m 0 l jjs0891 a b 4 Gaming December 4, 2013 4:15:02 PM I don't think you read my question. m 0 l Related resources 2x4GB or 1x8GB with a MSI Z87 - G45 GAMING ATX mobo? - Forum 1x8gb then 2x8gb or 2x4gb then 4x4gb? - Forum 1x8gb stick or 2x4gb stick (upgrade 16gb in future) - Forum 2x4GB RAM or 1x8GB RAM? - Forum Laptop memory - Samsung 1600mz (1x8gb) or Kingston 1600mhz (2x4gb) - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Best solution endeavour37a a b 4 Gaming a b } Memory December 4, 2013 4:48:45 PM I don't think you will need over 8GB within a couple years, when we do DDR 4 should be ready and time to change to that anyway.... Share Nuclear101 a b 4 Gaming a b } Memory December 4, 2013 5:41:38 PM endeavour37a said:I don't think you will need over 8GB within a couple years, when we do DDR 4 should be ready and time to change to that anyway.... I totally agree DDR4 is being released with Haswell-E next year. Can't wait to sink my teeth into their new extreme series processor and see what Nvidia has to offer m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved1x8gb or 2x4gb? Forum Solved2x4gb or 1x8gb Forum Solved1x8gb or 2x4gb RAM Forum Solved1x8gb Vs. 2x4gb || CL11 Vs. CL9 || 1600MHz Vs. Higher Forum SolvedBest Ram combo (2x4gb, 4x2gb, or 1x8gb) For My System? Forum Solved1600 (2X4Gb) or 1600 (1x8GB)? Forum SolvedFirst Build Corsair RAM: 1x8GB XMS vs 2x4GB Vengeance Forum 2x4GB or 1x8GB Stick for Laptop Forum Solved2x4GB vs 1x8GB? Forum SolvedIs 1x8gb ram better than 2x4gb ram? Forum 1x8gb or 2x4gb for the upgrade? Forum READYBOOST 2X4GB or 1X8GB USB's Forum mixing 2x4GB PC1300 1.5v sticks with 1x8GB PC1600 1.35v stick? Forum Performance Difference Between 2x4GB and 1x8GB Forum 1x8GB versus 2x4GB Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !