How much does memory affect gaming?? Tested

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We tested multiple configurations of memory on three different titles to see how memory affects gaming. These results may surprise you.
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Oct 21, 2019




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Lyle Fritsch
Lyle Fritsch Hour ago
What config should you use on T-Topology vs Daisy-chain vs SDPC?
MCD 5 hours ago
Allot. if you don't remember what game you are playing , it gets messed up. you gotta remember what stuff your tune need's or need's to do. Yeah memory is big. there are buttons to push and those buttons do stuff. takes memory. get your memory up grade at Dr.Frankenwrench grab a set of 4 K eyeballs while you are there.
Ослик Иа
Ослик Иа 13 hours ago
Jayz, almost all budget builds in my country prefer 3000C15/3200C16 Ballistix Sport kits. Because most budget builds contain Ryzen (and it likes fast memory). And it's cheap (~$41/stick). Also 4 sticks on 2-channel-only mobos (consumer CPUs like AMD Ryzen and Intel Core) is stupid because it increases memory controller load and decreases overclocking potential. It is useful only on Xeon/Threadripper CPUs. Because with 4 channels memory you can get same or better performance even on lower clocks.
Ослик Иа
Ослик Иа 13 hours ago
And you didn't test 16 GB 2x8 dual vs 4x4 dual.
Chibi 17 hours ago
Interesting video. I remember watching a Gamers Nexus video awhile back that said single vs dual channel didn't matter. Maybe it's different for different games. I've been rocking a single channel 16GB 3200mhz stick of RAM for the past 2 years, just recently bought a 2nd one to have dual channel 32GB 3200mhz. Pretty excited about the upgrade. :-) Oh! and the price of the stick of memory I bought like halved from the time I bought the first one, lol
Commander TJ
Commander TJ Day ago
I read it
Fred Flintstone
Did you do the follow up for memory speed yet? I tested WoW in legion and i didnt see much difference between 2400 and 2933 ram but on the other hand 100mhz to cpu core clock made a pretty big difference (obviously i was also in a cpu bound area of the game).
LAXEN9003 Day ago
Black Desert Remasterd.
Lorioyama Emma-o
Thank you very much man, that helps me a lot.
Edward Z Norton
Edward Z Norton 2 days ago
OH WOW, im costing myself an average of 25fps with how my memory is installed, I knew it was costing me but I didn't think it was that much, and to clarify, yes I have 16 gigs of either 3000 or 3200 in single channel, ive meant to switch to dual channel forever now but ive always put it off and ive never gotten around to it
Michel Richard
Michel Richard 2 days ago
I did XD (read)
matthew sargent
matthew sargent 2 days ago
Wish I'd seen this before I just bought 16gb 3000mhz ram dual channel.
Naturalhighz 2 days ago
So for some reason my MB never worked with slot 1 and 2. so I've been running single channel in slot 3 and 4 and in all tests I've done my RAM scores are like 1st percentile aka absolute dogshit. How do I know if it's my cpu not recognizing the slots or my MB that's broken? would suck to buy the wrong thing.
ExaTechHD 3 days ago
Try to test "Apex Legends" Now I've been having a problems with GPU and CPU usages and fps drops in "Apex Legends" as I have only one 8GB DDR4 stick in my main PC, paired with G4560 & r9 280x playing at 900p.. So I'm curious if that's cause of the game or actually my Pentium is dead for 2019... Now I don't have the hardware to test and have to wait till can buy another RAM stick
AnEffinCookie 4 days ago
You should ram test the RAM
irakli Mgeladze
irakli Mgeladze 4 days ago
0.1% could have been better because mostly low Ram give us less stability in framerate but not much changing in average fps
Reuben Stern
Reuben Stern 4 days ago
Yes, we read those. Sometimes.
Reuben Stern
Reuben Stern 4 days ago
Of course Doom runs well... John Romero basically invented gaming as we know it, and he's still pushing the boundaries. He's right up there with Tim Sweeney and Steve Wozniak.
What about 2 4GB sticks in dual channel PLUS 1 8GB stick in single channel?
Toxikaraidur _
Toxikaraidur _ 5 days ago
i still read the end of video things. they're funny. i just have to slow the video down to 0.25 to read them.
gagah antero
gagah antero 5 days ago
Tuna no crust? I've heard someone say that. But who? Oh i know. It was Brian O'Connor ordering tuna sandwich to Mia Toretto. 😂
mrbbell 5 days ago
Is it just me or did he repeat himself like twice in the first 5 mins
Loophole35 5 days ago
No one likes the tuna!!
Devon Bertin
Devon Bertin 5 days ago
Not super relevant or a title that runs well in general but Fallout 4 was extremely ram speed/timing sensitive. More than Ive ever seen.
Jorcélio Machaieie
I spent my Cents on a old but yet expensive 16GB @ 2400MHz of DDR3 RAM (Avexir 1.65v) in a hope that I could fire them up to 2800MHz with Oc on my Asus P8Z77V DELUXE with i7-2600k and guess what?!? My 2nd Gen CPU is limited to a lousy 2133MHz so I paid a very expensive money to learn that. Thank you Intel.
Marcus Cromwell
Marcus Cromwell 6 days ago
For me personally, the most demanding RAM game I had was Mass Effect Andromeda. It maxed out my 16GB of RAM on high settings... don't know why. So now I am at 32😅
David Frick
David Frick 2 days ago
Probably was just super poor optimization of the game.
Shawn Tinsley
Shawn Tinsley 6 days ago
That's it i'm loading up my AOL dial up Internet disc, grab a intel pentium 1 processor, put a floppy disc of Oregon Trail in and unzipping the winrar files, type some random 1's and 0's in one of the folders and see what happens.
Joshua Spires
Joshua Spires 6 days ago
quad channel does make a nice difference. also im rocking 32Gb of ram :P
Clint Hobson
Clint Hobson 6 days ago
If I have 2 pairs running dual channel, but add another 2 more in the remaining slots that are not matched and won't run in dual channel mode, will the first pair still get the speed benefit of dual channel? Or will the whole system slow down to single channel mode?
Jaron 6 days ago
Driving simulators like GRID and F1 tend to be very sensitive to RAM bandwidth.
Simranjeet singh matharoo
Me: laughs worriedly in 16gigs single stik
RTCalibre 10 days ago
I need Star Citizen data!
TheProspectormike 10 days ago
I got a GE63VR laptop with one stick 16g and a gtx 1070 and when i switched to dual 8g sticks with faster timings holy shit what a fps improvement !! GO DUAL ALL THE WAY
AfTerLyF 10 days ago
I did the same thing buying 1x8gb stick thought of upgrading it to 2x8gb. 2years later still having 8gb.. No moni
Hadouken OCX
Hadouken OCX 10 days ago
Overwatch , BF the new one CS GO Read Dead 2 GTA 5 Crysis 3 the new Tomb Raider.
Steve Egbert
Steve Egbert 10 days ago
It would be interesting to see if or when, the technology would allow a single stick to be either single channel or split to dual channel. It would of course entail ram, board, and cpu makers all working on it. Maybe it's already been tried and proven futile? Octo channel?
Benjamin Henscheid
Benjamin Henscheid 10 days ago
A like has been earned from the K.I.S.S. style intro.
ZanderLexx 10 days ago
Rockstar recommends for Red Dead Redemption 2 12 Gb of Ram. So if you have 16 Gb but also Chrome opened you could probably need 32 Gb and this is no joke :D
B. Lee
B. Lee 10 days ago
I would like to see some benchmarks on iRacing, dirt & asphalt oval..... There are alot of people that are getting into iRacing with no fps info as per certain graphics settings (also how the settings affect the fps). At least there aren't many useful videos that I have found. Would be nice to have more info to make more informed choices on hardware that we purchase. Ok, maybe this isn't as much about ram as it should be....so sorry about that....
Milan 11 days ago
Instructions not clear dick stuck in cpu fan
Apocalyman 11 days ago
This is good because rn I have 8gb ram ddr4 and im getting 32 soon :)
Marcel Beck
Marcel Beck 12 days ago
Could you try the Microsoft flight Simulator or prepar3d that is real heavy cpu and RAM dominating
il Duderoni
il Duderoni 12 days ago
The Division 2?
pignoodles 12 days ago
voteDC 14 days ago
So the conclusion is that unless you are running monitoring software you likely aren't going to notice the difference during actual gameplay. That I think would have been an interesting test. Get PCs together with the different configs and get someone to try and guess what configuration of RAM each PC is using.
PC Gamer18
PC Gamer18 14 days ago
Is there any performance differences between installing 1x16gb ram or 2x8gb?
TheSuperMARIOnette 14 days ago
That moment when i've noticed you flying in the benchmark background... xd (yes, i'm new here xd )
Jeffrey Photonboy
Jeffrey Photonboy 14 days ago
*JAY* I know the RTX2080Ti was chosen to increase the CPU bottleneck likelihood, however having a lot of VRAM can sometimes help builds with less system memory. It might be interesting to have a GTX1060 3GB and GTX1060 6GB card tested along with your DDR4 configurations to see if that changes the recommendation at all. A bit tricky to test that though I'd imagine.
Jeffrey Photonboy
Jeffrey Photonboy 14 days ago
*small point* Jay doesn't mention it's an INTEL build until the end of the video. That's an important point because AMD would perform relatively worse with less DDR4 bandwidth (I thought it might have been AMD at first).
Tyler 15 days ago
Lmao probably the best intro ive ever heard. "..........Ram......"
Matt V
Matt V 16 days ago
Very interesting test. Good content J
moonlit fpv
moonlit fpv 16 days ago
ver nice video Jay :) Thanks. Man I can't believe how far tech has come. Back in the day we fucked around with 33MHz CPUs and 16MB of ram. Dude, I had the first ever Pentium CPU at 60MHz back in 1994 ;) Damn, must be getting old
Uhuru N'Uru
Uhuru N'Uru 16 days ago
Got me how anyone ever thought single channel is better than dual, I thought everybody new that you buy memory in matched pairs, for dual channel advantages. it's as old as the hills. I get the get more in a slot, for upgradabilty, but that's by using the 3rd, 4th slots. I currently have 32 GB in 2x16GB sticks, with two slots spare if I ever go up to 64 GB.
ne0tic 17 days ago
Can you sometimes include Titanfall 2 in your tests? Thanks!
ne0tic 17 days ago
If you have got 4 RAM sticks, the order in which you have them doesn’t matter if you have 4 slots right?
ne0tic 17 days ago
What is better 2x8GB or 4x8GB? Does it matter for gaming or does the extra 16GB just matter for with example video editing?
Michael Warrin
Michael Warrin 17 days ago
Dual channel helped me so much in cs go, I had 1 single 8gb stick and eventually got another one. Some how I got 20 - 30 more fps in cs. Don't be an idiot like me go dual channel lol
FAKE NAME 17 days ago
Started with 8gb....waited 3 months price went down ...bought a second stick then waited a year before looking for more ram found out my style of ram has been discontinued so to get the remaing 2 matching chips I had to get them in a different heat spreader color. I checked with manufacturer to make sure they where identical except the color so now I have 2 white sticks and 2 black sticks=32bg @3466mhz
TNTNight 17 days ago
I'd like to see you run this same test with a SATA HDD, SATA SSD, PCIE SSD and m.2 SSD.
EVPointMaster 18 days ago
As you talked about your conclusion I was already writing a comment about how single vs dual mainly affects CPU performance, but then you said it yourself. I think it would be useful to do some single vs dual test in a balanced config, because most budget builds are more likely to be GPU bottlenecked.
Bud De
Bud De 18 days ago
x plane 11 seems to use a lot of resources in my computer. Not sure what to do to get FPS above 30.
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