[SOLVED] dual vs single channel RAM outside of gaming. Is there a big difference ?

CeroCry

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So I am going to buy myself a laptop that's gonna be only used for university stuff. i.e programs like Blender,Photoshop,VisualStudio. So I have my eyes on a laptop that has 2x4GB of ram and one with 1x8GB. I know that there is a big difference when it comes to gaming, but is there a difference outside of gaming?
 

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So I am going to buy myself a laptop that's gonna be only used for university stuff. i.e programs like Blender,Photoshop,VisualStudio. So I have my eyes on a laptop that has 2x4GB of ram and one with 1x8GB. I know that there is a big difference when it comes to gaming, but is there a difference outside of gaming?
All the same performance limitations apply. If you have something that is CPU limited (VisualStudio compiles) , or needs to move a lot of data (Photoshop) then giving the CPU 1/2 the designed bandwidth will hurt performance. Whether you can tolerate that performance hit is up to you.
 

kanewolf

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So I am going to buy myself a laptop that's gonna be only used for university stuff. i.e programs like Blender,Photoshop,VisualStudio. So I have my eyes on a laptop that has 2x4GB of ram and one with 1x8GB. I know that there is a big difference when it comes to gaming, but is there a difference outside of gaming?
All the same performance limitations apply. If you have something that is CPU limited (VisualStudio compiles) , or needs to move a lot of data (Photoshop) then giving the CPU 1/2 the designed bandwidth will hurt performance. Whether you can tolerate that performance hit is up to you.
 

CeroCry

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All the same performance limitations apply. If you have something that is CPU limited (VisualStudio compiles) , or needs to move a lot of data (Photoshop) then giving the CPU 1/2 the designed bandwidth will hurt performance. Whether you can tolerate that performance hit is up to you.
Okey thanks for the help!
 

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