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Video proves how much RAM affects performance

Question asked by blackmaninc on Jul 4, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 26, 2018 by pokester

I asked this guy on Steam how much of an improvement if any would upgrading from 8 to 16 GB's of RAM cause, so he uploaded a video of Hitman 6 running with 8 gigs vs 16 gigs. And holy dog biscuits does it make a big difference, so much so that even he was surprised. Hitman 6 is a good game to use since its so CPU intensive where some levels will literally have hundreds of NPC's on screen at once with varied behavior. Now I know I absolutely have to get me an extra stick. Since this is more of an "ask it" type of forum, I'm wondering why exactly does it affect performance this much?? I thought most games recommending 16 gigs is just because of all the stuff that may already be running in the background, and not necessary because it might give your PC an actual boost in performance, especially a boost this big as shown in the video linked below.


Hitman GOTY: Performance Testing - 8GB Single Channel vs. 16GB Dual Channel - Max Settings - DX12 - YouTube