Is 16gb of Ram a meme?

Nathaniel Hill
Nathaniel Hill

Im finally gonna buy my first decent gaming pc, but I don't know if to stick to 8gb of RAM or go full 16gb.
Is it a meme or is it worth the buy?
Either way if i get 8 i could get another one and go to 16

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Ayden Baker
Ayden Baker

8 is absolutely enough. But 16 is future proof. But more for running multiple shit on your pc

Christopher Rogers
Christopher Rogers

Nothing uses that much yet unless you multitask a ton, doesn't mean it won't any big release though.

Jeremiah Gomez
Jeremiah Gomez

future proofing seems important to me, i don't know if i could make investments of this type later on, but now i can

Andrew Garcia
Andrew Garcia

a couple of games took me past 6 gig of ram but never past that
16 gig of ram is too much, go with 12 to be safe for a while

Oliver Brown
Oliver Brown

how much crap do you usually run in the background

David Myers
David Myers

As someone who still runs 8GB, go with 16. You'll notice it with new games. Shutting down everything everytime you want to play some vidya is really annoying.

Ryan Walker
Ryan Walker

If he is getting 2 sticks of ram might as well make sure they are same type for dual channel.
Its not much but it might give an extras frame or 2 in games.

Matthew Campbell
Matthew Campbell

8 is not enough just lol windows and multitasking uses 2-3 gb and demanding games can use 8 gb or more alone

Michael Nguyen
Michael Nguyen

This.
Not sure why there are so many people pretending they have no problems with 8.

Cooper Ross
Cooper Ross

More and more games use over 8gb of ram nowadays.
As stated its future proof.

So far i can name
Just Cause 3
FFXV
Batman Arkham Night
WIIU emualtor Zelda Breath of the Wild
AC Origins
As games that absolutely use more than 8gb of ram.

William Gray
William Gray

Mass effect Andromeda

Kevin Rivera
Kevin Rivera

Well then, guess it will be 16 then, rubs the wrong way paying that much for it due to the fucking phone ram, but looks like its the wise thing to do

Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams

16. Trust me. RAM is bot domething to take the bare minimum on. It affects everything and you want enough of it.

Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez

does it really make that much of a difference closing everything? I'll usually have chrome with heaps of tabs, spotify or discord, and maybe 1 or 2 other things when launching games

Hunter Wood
Hunter Wood

if you're planing on playing 4k or higher then definitely go with 16gb or more. Otherwise the ram you should be worrying about is the Vram in the GPU anyway.

Jack Moore
Jack Moore

Proof that people don't know how ram works

OS and the applications that run in its environment require RAM but also you should look into your computer hardware specs as well

Some video cards may require more than 8gb or ram since 2014 and since you might be one of those "I WANT A 1070 FOR MY GAMES" crybaby, it's 12 gb ram plus

Liam Johnson
Liam Johnson

6 gigs ram here. I think only rust bottlenecked until now.

Jacob Wood
Jacob Wood

16gb is barely fucking enough, I wish I had 32

Jeremiah Ramirez
Jeremiah Ramirez

Not him but I have 8 and some newer games are unplayable with a browser open.

Jonathan Phillips
Jonathan Phillips

/g/ told me to buy 16gb of DDR4 3000mhz for "future proofing" but my usage never goes much higher than 6 gb.

If someone tells you you NEED 16gb they're trying to fucking sell you something.

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Landon Reyes
Landon Reyes

only time when my ram usage went even near 10gb was while rendering some shit in after effects.

Levi Miller
Levi Miller

I bought a PC woth 8GB 3 years ago, and it works perfectly for everything I do, never had a problem with games, either, not planning on upgrading in the near future. If I were to buy a PC today, I'd get 16GB, however, given that at the moment, RAM prices are outrageously high, I think it's fine to get 8 since you won't notice the difference, but if you need more in the future, you can still get another 8 later.

Justin Howard
Justin Howard

16 is absolutely the standard right now. Anything less and you are hamstringing your performance.

Jaxon Morris
Jaxon Morris

I've got 8 and I only ever notice a problem if something fucks up and I've got a memory leak somewhere. Works fine for me, I wouldn't mind a bump up to 12 or 16 GB but it's not necessary.

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Bentley Edwards
Bentley Edwards

this but 12 is acceptable of you don't play while having 100 chrome tabs open or try to play minecraft modded
the days of 8gb are past

Jordan Nguyen
Jordan Nguyen

12 GB is only acceptable if you have an ancient X58 motherboard with triple channel memory.

Owen Lopez
Owen Lopez

i have reached 9gb ram usage just by having some tabs open in chrome

Jonathan Miller
Jonathan Miller

ITT: Chrome users

Jace Collins
Jace Collins

I've been using 16GB since 2011.
Only a handful of games have ever pushed my usage over 8GB, but it helps a lot for video editing.

Jeremiah Ramirez
Jeremiah Ramirez

16 is only necessary if you're a video editor aka twitch streamer.

Juan Taylor
Juan Taylor

Future proof your CPU. Go for the 16gb ram. To spend $1400 on a decent computer and bitch out on ram is a mistake.

Camden Harris
Camden Harris

Some games run better with 16gb RAM. For example, the new Tomb Raider game. Other than a handful of games, 8GB is still fine but maybe it's time to upgrade to 16GB for future-proofing.

Dylan Collins
Dylan Collins

I use 16 but only because i play in a vm and ram was still cheap when i built my pc. Would probably settle for 8 now.

Justin Price
Justin Price

That's because all of the major browsers have disgusting memory use problems. Firefox right now has 4 tabs open and is chewing up nearly 2 gigs of RAM.

Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez

Change to Pale Moon and find alternatives for any add-ons you've got, I've got half a gig of RAM consumed by the same four tabs open

Anthony Scott
Anthony Scott

fucking chrome

Eli Long
Eli Long

Is 3000mhz really necessary for gaming? Right now im getting DDR4 2400mhz 16gb