How much does memory affect gaming?? Tested

  • Published on Oct 21, 2019
  • 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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  • Admiral V
    Admiral V Hour ago

    Definitely try the test on the new Modern Warfare.

  • Scott Espeseth
    Scott Espeseth 2 hours ago

    What’s better for a 32gb RAM setup with a 4-slot MOBO that I’ll never need to upgrade past 32gb??
    2x16gb or 4x8gb????

  • cat 700
    cat 700 2 hours ago

    with 6gb gpu dedicated ram (rtx 2060 it has never gone above 96% even in vr) I have never seen my ram go above 8gb (I have 16gb ddr4 dual channel)

  • Soopa
    Soopa 15 hours ago

    "Tuna, no crust" Have a comment and like sir.

  • Xavier Kidston
    Xavier Kidston Day ago

    Homie legit spinning in his chair flapping while the benchmarks go....

  • Jus W
    Jus W Day ago

    Jay plays wow AND he's on the Horde? Lok'tar Ogar

  • KingPanda
    KingPanda 2 days ago

    Short answer- Yes

  • Intescy Avenger
    Intescy Avenger 2 days ago

    What about 4x4 - 16 gb?

  • Daniel Keogh
    Daniel Keogh 2 days ago

    The new Modern Warfare. I was running 16gb dual ram, 2080 super i9 9900k and the max ram usage went up to 12gb. I then changed to 32gb ram all 4 dims and the usage went up to 15gb at one point. Same in-game settings of maximum.

  • Jose Alfonso Chavez
    Jose Alfonso Chavez 3 days ago

    1:20 tuna no crust.. #RememberTheBuster

  • Ignis Ferrum
    Ignis Ferrum 3 days ago

    Deathkite - If You Stay I Will, such an awesome song! keep up the good reviews!👌

  • zede hal
    zede hal 3 days ago

    that flying is nice :)

  • Haristess
    Haristess 3 days ago

    im currently workign out a build to buy my next new rig. however ive found an issue that i need answering. i hope to buy 128gb of memory but wish to also buy a i9 9900ks and a z390 board. however, all the z390 borads advertise as 64gb maximum. ive been told that intel released bios updates so z390 boards can use upto 128gb. however with a new build, will i have an issue inserting a 32gb stick, in order to boot the system into windows inorder to download andi nstall the bios updates even though the board at this board doesnt support it?
    please help.

  • Steve Haigh
    Steve Haigh 3 days ago

    i just bought a second 8GB stick for a ASUS fx505dt laptop, (it comes with 8 installed), how do i set up the second stick as a dual channel?

  • Sebastian Steinmetz
    Sebastian Steinmetz 3 days ago

    What about timing? is that not important anymore.

  • PrintSignalsOma
    PrintSignalsOma 3 days ago +2

    "the major cities are where all the slow down happens" not on the sisters of elune realm lol

  • ReiHinoSenshi
    ReiHinoSenshi 3 days ago

    lol should have used guild wars 2 in lion's arch as cpu bound lol super computer chokes in that area lol witch I said before I seen you ask for suggestions at there end then there ya go one Suggestion Guild Wars 2! you can play it for free! although to get to before said Lion's arch on a free account you'll have to be level 30/31 ish.

  • Eugene Paris
    Eugene Paris 4 days ago

    You shouldn'd be recommending 4GB ram chips in Oct, 2019. A single 8Gb ram chip is more futureproof.

  • ThatGuyBen
    ThatGuyBen 4 days ago

    Well, I came from a 4GB PC and now I have 16GB, I can say there’s a gap there lmao

  • CrzyNannerMunky
    CrzyNannerMunky 4 days ago

    When upgrading ram from 2x4gb to 4x4gb, isn't there potential for issues even if you get the same exact brand and sticks a few years later??

  • Jeffrey Cronk
    Jeffrey Cronk 4 days ago


  • Gtx 1080 Ti
    Gtx 1080 Ti 5 days ago

    *Jay staring at camera*
    *Intro plays*

  • Kim Hoffmann Andersen

    The only time I've had problems with memory was with Doom 2016. Crashed a lot with 8 GB. Problem solved with 16 GB. So for now I'd say that 16 GB is good enough.

    And who told you that single channel is just fine? Seems to me that you're "lying" a little bit here. No one ever told you that.

  • Nathan Shearer
    Nathan Shearer 5 days ago

    Star citizen - Hurston

  • budro smith
    budro smith 5 days ago +1

    I just got done doing a Ryzen build and there was this diagram showing where to put the memory depending on speed and which cpu I was using. I couldn’t figure it out so I just said “f” it and just went a1-b1.

  • Dan Stefan Popescu
    Dan Stefan Popescu 6 days ago

    So I'm running on a config with 2x16gb ram corsair vengeance. Will it be enough for future gaming? 😜

  • D S
    D S 6 days ago

    Star citizen is a ram hog... still in alpha but worth checking it out. Think it recommends a minimum of 16gb of ram to play.

  • ees420smokin
    ees420smokin 6 days ago

    is the latency higher using 32gb(2x16) vs 16gb (2x8)?

  • CTCuberHD
    CTCuberHD 6 days ago

    i clicked on part 2 and he told me to check out part 1 first so i did. i clicked the video with perfect timing so the music matched up when changing videos. i really want to put that on r/oddlysatisfying but i probably wont be able to reproduce it. its all a scam

  • gman the hobo
    gman the hobo 6 days ago

    I think he should have mentioned looking up motherboard info for single vs dual vs quad channel setups because some boards hate and limit speed on quad channel

  • Paul T Sjordal
    Paul T Sjordal 6 days ago

    Civilization is very RAM dependent, especially on huge maps later in a game.

    • Andrew McClintock
      Andrew McClintock 3 days ago

      Same with any game like Stellaris or or late game Starcraft

  • Andrew Muljana
    Andrew Muljana 6 days ago

    How about Rise of Tomb Raider

  • steveman1982
    steveman1982 6 days ago

    Grr, my laptop came with 1 stick 16GB.

  • Rondo Cat
    Rondo Cat 7 days ago

    This is the only pc stuff talking head channel that do not put me into sleep, quite the opposite I find even the most mundane topics entertaining :)

  • Whippler
    Whippler 7 days ago

    8Gigs is not enough considering all the background programs these days, steam, discord, what ever software your mouse, keyboard, rgb has.... and then someone links you something and you happen to have browser open. And there you are, over your 8 gigs and bringing the game crashing down.

  • Jeoffrey Auscia
    Jeoffrey Auscia 7 days ago

    Modded Minecraft?

  • Rokas Stankaitis
    Rokas Stankaitis 8 days ago

    @JayzTwoCents test Osiris: New Dawn

  • frankyfranc22
    frankyfranc22 8 days ago

    I got kicked out of a facebook gaming group for saying exactly the same thing this guy says. It's kind of nice to see i was right.

  • k k
    k k 8 days ago

    i would imagine gta 5 and csgo would be impacted by ram speed a decent amount

  • YST
    YST 8 days ago

    i can hear a helicopter outside

  • Trevor Hartford
    Trevor Hartford 8 days ago +2

    Thank you for using WoW in your testing! I don't see enough testers using my favorite game.

  • dj manix
    dj manix 8 days ago

    That Metro Exodus has a good benchmark. Destroyed my system it did lol

  • Twitch.TV/GeneralM13
    Twitch.TV/GeneralM13 8 days ago +1

    When he mentioned CPU + RAM combination i thought he was gonna mention Minecraft ROFL

  • Jake F
    Jake F 8 days ago

    people still use only 8Gb of ram? damn that's some budget

  • AntagonisticAltruist

    I've always wondered about kits that come with 4 memory sticks, is it really that different from buying two times 2 sticks (same brand, model and everything)? I ask because often the 4 dimm package is more than twice as expensive as the 2 dimm package.

  • john williams
    john williams 9 days ago

    gta 5

  • Myzifer
    Myzifer 9 days ago

    Doom was a bit of a bad test, all others showed differences except that so the bar was too low for it.

  • Dirty Air
    Dirty Air 9 days ago

    I’d like see an iracing test

  • Planet Xtreme
    Planet Xtreme 9 days ago

    Beamng reqiures more ram for more vehicle spawns with decent fps

  • Fuck You And Your Ideology

    8Gb is definitely not enough any more. Ahem... Star Citizen.

  • Germán 998
    Germán 998 10 days ago

    Idk....32gb for full modded games :3

  • Charlie Odom
    Charlie Odom 10 days ago

    Oh no!!! You didn't include quad channel for Threadripper folks or the ever increasing number of quad channel intel cpus, like the 7820x.
    Great video, and I'm being totally facetious about the quad channel.

  • WendigoRunner
    WendigoRunner 10 days ago

    Great broiled balls on a stick I didn't think it'd be that big of a difference. and here I am with a single stick of 8 GB.

  • TinFoilHatHead
    TinFoilHatHead 10 days ago

    The memory speeds make big difference in wow to.

    SOULRAK DEUZ 10 days ago

    Come On man nobody plays at 1080 no more

  • Joseph Leafty
    Joseph Leafty 10 days ago

    So I have 2x4 ram but just bought one more 8gb stick. Would that affect performance or am I good to throw that in with my dual channel config right now?

  • Anthem127
    Anthem127 10 days ago

    Should be benching on Chrome

  • Kevin spacey
    Kevin spacey 10 days ago

    Not sure the point of this video.. Everyone knows faster ram helps alot for cpus. Specially ryzen.. hell even amd said for the ryzen 3k series that the sweet spot is 3733mhz for 1:1 but then 1:1 has been the sweet spot since the athlon 64 days...

    CHRIS STARKILLER 10 days ago

    Dual is better, you're splitting the work load in 2, its better to have two smaller guys than just one big guy.

  • arnocr01
    arnocr01 10 days ago

    @JayzTowCents could you run the wow ogrimar test on 4-16 thread cpus? traditional wisdom is that clock speed is king in game performance but i wonder if updating positions of 100 characters every frame in an MMO is something that can make more use of parallelization than first person shooters that are used for benchmarking in most reviews.