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Does more RAM make much of a difference to graphic settings capabilities in gaming?

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June 22, 2014 2:11:12 AM

Hi, does more RAM make much of a difference to graphic settings capabilities on gaming? I have 16GB DDR3 1333Mhz, I'm thinking of getting 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz and overclocking it to 1800Mhz, but really want to know if I'd see a noticeable difference in FPS on max settings on newer games.

i7-3770K OC'd to 3.9Ghz
16GB DDR3 1333Mhz
R9 290 Tri-X 4GB OC'd by about 10-15%

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June 22, 2014 2:19:50 AM

For gaming, 8gb is enough. More might 1 or 2 fps improvement.
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June 22, 2014 2:32:51 AM

The more ram you have the faster your computer is. Ofcs your fps won't improve that much, but the power of your computer's calculation will improve double time.
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June 22, 2014 2:35:14 AM

i7Baby said:
For gaming, 8gb is enough. More might 1 or 2 fps improvement.


Thanks for the swift reply :) 

What about the clock speed of the RAM? Would running 1800Mhz RAM at instead of 1333Mhz make much of a difference?

Also can I ask a question about CPU OC'ing/Cooling here or shall I open a new question?
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June 22, 2014 2:40:37 AM

Yes, it is a big difference. 1800Mhz is more effective than the 1333.
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June 22, 2014 9:51:54 AM

Your DRAM will have little effect on GPU performance if using a discrete graphics card, if however you are your the built in graphics of the CPU it will have a much greater effect. For gaming itself going from 1333 to 1600 or 1866 might add upwards of 3-6 FPS overall with your graphics card - the difference between 16-32 GB will basically be negligible except maybe in a few games, as the 32 GB will be able to cache more directly in DRAM rather than using the page file for additional storage
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