Thanks man. There's not much going on but thats kind of the point.
Hard to say about the cost. Bought this a long time ago with incremental upgrades in between but most recently got a good black friday deal on the casing which was USD$55.
I dont think its paltry so long as Im getting stutter free 60fps. Games will eat up 16 threads if your system has them. Haven't run into any issues yet with 8GB but yeah I do wana upgrade. Boxing day perhaps. Black friday didnt have any good deals on RAM.
As far as just simply gaming goes, 16GB is plenty, and really, you can get by just fine with 8GB. In a handful of gaming performance tests, Techspot found basically no difference between 8GB and 16GB in terms of framerate. In their tests, GTA V (9GB RAM total usage) plus 65 open Chrome tabs (2.2GB usage) performed at 56 fps with both 16GB and 8GB RAM configurations.
8GB: Excellent for Windows and MacOS systems and most games. We recommend this for most people.
16GB: Ideal for professional work and more demanding games.
32GB and beyond: Enthusiasts and purpose-built workstations only.
Remember, buying more RAM than you need doesn’t net you any performance benefit. It’s effectively wasted money. Buy what you need, and spend what’s left of your budget on more important components such as the CPU or graphics card.
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