Solved 8gb vs 16gb for gaming Tags: Memory Gaming RAM Last response: March 10, 2013 3:27 AM in Memory Share calinkula March 10, 2013 3:17:45 AM Any real advantage of having 16gb of ram over 8gb? Generally its only the game and background stuff like antivirus going on. More about : 8gb 16gb gaming iknowhowtofixit March 10, 2013 3:19:48 AM 8gb is the sweet spot right now, both in price and in terms of what games want to use. If you are on an AMD system, faster RAM is beneficial. But beyond that, pretty much any CAS 9 1600Mhz kit would work just fine. m 0 l Best solution edogawa a b } Memory a b 4 Gaming March 10, 2013 3:20:08 AM 8GB is more than enough for your gaming needs; 16 is overkill. You will unlikely to even go over 6. I idle 3GB and never go over 6 when playing games. Only reason I have 16gb is I got a very good deal. Share Related resources 8GB vs 16GB RAM for gaming...wwjd? - Forum 8GB vs 16GB for gaming? - Forum 8GB vs 16GB For Gaming? - Forum i5-4690K 16GB vs i7-4790K 8GB Gaming - Forum Ram choice on clevo p150EM 1600 vs 1866 8gb vs 16gb Dual vs Quad for gaming - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer calinkula March 10, 2013 3:26:18 AM That's kind of what I was thinking, but once the wallet opens up for an upgrade it tends to get out of hand. Thanks guys m 0 l calinkula March 10, 2013 3:27:27 AM Best answer selected by calinkula. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 8GB vs 16GB RAM for gaming and Sony Vegas video editing? Forum Gaming & Video Encoding - 8GB VS 16GB Forum SolvedMSI GT70 Dominator-895 17.3" vs ASUS ROG Notebook Intel Core i7 16GB Memory 750GB HDD + 8GB SSD Blu-Ray Forum Solved8gb vs 16gb ram on laptops? Forum SolvedA-Data XPG V1.0 16GB (2 x 8GB) vs Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) Forum SolvedRam tips - 2133mHz 8GB vs 1333mHz 16GB Forum Solved8GB RAM vs 16GB RAM Forum Solved8gb vs 16gb ram Forum Solved16GB memory vs 8GB? Forum Solved8gb vs 16gb of ram Forum Solved8gb ram vs 16gb ram vs 32gb ram(probably not 32) Forum Solved8GB vs 16GB ram Forum Solvedi5-4670k vs i7 4770k + 8GB vs 16GB Forum Solved16GB of 1866MHz vs. 8GB of 2400MHz RAM Forum Solved4GB 2133 vs 8GB 2133 vs 16GB 2133 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !