[SOLVED] is 32gbs that much batter then 16gbs

epicevan

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I just wondering for some more opinions
my friend says that 32gb is worth it for the extra $60.00 but 16 has been working just fine for me

I'm upgrading to DDR4 soon and wanted to hear from some people who actually have 32gbs and if you think it's worth it
My PC is strictly for gaming not a work station
 

TheDarkEmperor

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It depends all on what games are you running.
Most of the time, developer would adivise for minimum, reccomended and optimal requirements.
If you are over optimal, there is no need to upgrade.
Some games may require 32GB, some high-definition, open map, detailed and specific games may go beyond that.
Here is an example from the soon to be released FSX 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum specs

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
VRAM: 2GB
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator recommended specs
CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 20 Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator ideal specs
CPU: Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X / Intel i7-9800X
GPU: Radeon VII / Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 32GB
HDD: 150GB (SSD recommended)
Bandwidth: 50 Mbps

So the question pertains to RAM as well as any other component on a PC as performance is influenced by everything and any component can be your performance's "bottleneck".
 
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It depends all on what games are you running.
Most of the time, developer would adivise for minimum, reccomended and optimal requirements.
If you are over optimal, there is no need to upgrade.
Some games may require 32GB, some high-definition, open map, detailed and specific games may go beyond that.
Here is an example from the soon to be released FSX 2020.

Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum specs

CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Intel i5-4460
GPU: Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 770
VRAM: 2GB
RAM: 8GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 5 Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator recommended specs
CPU: Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel i5-8400
GPU: Radeon RX 590 / Nvidia GTX 970
VRAM: 4GB
RAM: 16GB
HDD: 150GB
Bandwidth: 20 Mbps

Microsoft Flight Simulator ideal specs
CPU: Ryzen 7 Pro 2700X / Intel i7-9800X
GPU: Radeon VII / Nvidia RTX 2080
VRAM: 8GB
RAM: 32GB
HDD: 150GB (SSD recommended)
Bandwidth: 50 Mbps

So the question pertains to RAM as well as any other component on a PC as performance is influenced by everything and any component can be your performance's "bottleneck".
 
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How much is $60 compared to total build cost? An extra $60 on a $600 build is going to be better invested elsewhere, $60 on a $2000 is negligible and probably worth it.

Im yet to see a benchmark on any game where 32GB is a benefit however some games are using 12GB+ so it may not be long before there are scenarios that benefit if running higher settings on a high end systems. The flip side is RAM is best bought in matched kits so if you think you need 32GB then buy a 32GB kit.
 

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Depends on your workload. If you use 90% or more of a 16g allocation you would benefit from 32g. It’s more of a ‘lose less performance’ than ‘gain performance’ situation as you can avoid hitting the page/swap file or have processes terminated by the OS for out of memory.

More RAM also offers more cached object capacity but with fast storage like nvme that isn’t as big of a deal.
 

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Man, I wish I could give all three of you best comment awards because all three of you perfectly detailed 1/3 of the problem/Concept to me. And it's fit together to give me a pretty good image.
 
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