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

Discussion in 'Gamers Hangout' started by LASER_oneXM, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. LASER_oneXM

    LASER_oneXM Level 21
    Content Creator

    Feb 4, 2016
    Germany / Poland
    Windows 8.1
    ...i found a short article about recommended RAM sizes for gaming machines:

  2. n0k0m3

    n0k0m3 Level 1

    May 29, 2017
    Windows 10
    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

    SHvFl Level 32
    Content Creator Trusted

    Nov 19, 2014
    Supermodel for McDonald's
    Windows 10
    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

    Soulweave Moderator
    Staff Member Content Creator

    Jan 14, 2015
    Windows 10
    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

    ng4ever Level 9

    Feb 11, 2016
    16 GB
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