Gaming Article: How much RAM do you need for gaming: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB?

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  1. LASER_oneXM

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    ...i found a short article about recommended RAM sizes for gaming machines:

     
  2. n0k0m3

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    The answer is always 16GB because you need as many headroom as possible
    If you are not always playing new AAA games then 8GB is enough
    And always remember: Most of the time GPU is the bottleneck (this includes VRAM capacity, type aka GDDR5X or GDDR5/GDDR3, and power) (unless you pair a Titan XP with an i3 T-series then that's your fault)
     
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  3. SHvFl

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    It depends on the game, your video card available memory and your pc usage. 16 covers you for sure but 8 might also be fine.
     
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  4. Soulweave

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    if going mid settings, 4GB is actually enough, granted you do not use onboard graphics.

    Dedicated GPU that is within the last 3 years, 4GB/8GB is enough.

    Anything above, is just an added bonus.

    Source: I have dedicated and non dedicated laptops for gaming
     
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  5. ng4ever

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    16 GB
     
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