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Performance difference between 8gb or 16ram

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April 4, 2012 3:01:29 AM

I am building a gaming rig and would like to know if there would be any difference in performance in games with 16gb of ram

I have also heard that 8gb ram with greater clock speed then 1600mhz is better then 16GB of 1600mhz ram. Is that true?

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April 4, 2012 3:25:38 AM

if gaming is going to be your must intensive thing to do on the rig 8 should be find? the only real use of 16gb is in video or photo editing, sometimes very massive multi tasking.

and if you get 2*4gb sticks you can always add an other kit if you need it.
April 4, 2012 3:30:15 AM

to be honest everything after 4gb gets LESS AND LESS worth while.

i would agree with the 2x4gb suggestion tho.
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April 4, 2012 3:30:59 AM

Yeah I can see that to be true. If you have more address spaces to access (16GB vs. 8GB), then your latencies are going to be a little higher because you have to search through all that space to read and write the data. One thing that could probably help you is to make sure you buy a kit that would populate all of the memory slots. That way you could take advantage of dual, triple, or quad channel memory accesses (whatever your motherboard supports).
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April 4, 2012 4:55:21 AM

Faster RAM is faster, but u will not see the difference in the real life.

16GB will give u few FPS extra, that's all. But the RAM is so cheap.

Games don't take advantage of more than 8GB, and that is not used up in most of the time.