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Are More RAM Modules Better for Gaming? 4 x 4GB vs. 2 x 8GB - TechSpot


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Interesting indeed, thought it's not something I've considered too much before. Results in charts are a big greater than I would expect, but based on their conclusions in the last few paragraphs what with all of the variables involved in a real world scenario, I take it the difference is largely negligible, or at least inconsistent across each individual case?

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Interesting indeed, thought it's not something I've considered too much before. Results in charts are a big greater than I would expect, but based on their conclusions in the last few paragraphs what with all of the variables involved in a real world scenario, I take it the difference is largely negligible, or at least inconsistent across each individual case?

 

If I understand U correctly,the results were consistent for each game tested,BUT different games had different results.I would guess that had to do with the way the different game engines were designed to use memory. What I would have liked to see was a further set of test @ say 720 to see if the % went up with the games being more cpu/memory bound with even less call on the gpu.:eat_popcom:Edit: Some of the results shown were of test using Vulcan and DX11 in place of DX12

 

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If I understand U correctly,the results were consistent for each game tested,BUT different games had different results.I would guess that had to do with the way the different game engines were designed to use memory. What I would have liked to see was a further set of test @ say 720 to see if the % went up with the games being more cpu/memory bound with even less call on the gpu.:eat_popcom:Edit: Some of the results shown were of test using Vulcan and DX11 in place of DX12

 

Yeah I'm pretty much saying that I find it interesting that more modules generally provides more performance, but it's not much, and yes, like you said, it varies from game to game. In practice though, especially with 1440p, ultrawide, and other higher resolutions becoming increasingly popular, I think this difference would be smaller in most cases since you would be more GPU bound.

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What I'm seeing is that things are becoming more like calculus and the old days were more like algebra. Everything is inter-related. Actually makes things more interesting for enthusiasts as there might be more opportunity for performance improvement that hasn't been capitalized on by companies yet.

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Very good read. The funny thing is I have always made the assumption more module = better, not necessarily for Overclocking mind you but for me logically thinking I assume that a certain degree of load balancing came into it when thinking about the 2x modules vs 4x modules.

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Oh crap even more complicated!

 

They need to try Arma 3.

 

Was looking for a ryzen 4 build with 64gb of ram but... 3600mhz cl15 ram is expensive as hell

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