How much memory you need is really
Technologies / / December 19, 2019
At one time, the amount of RAM in the computer was what we competed with their friends. But sometimes the rule "The more RAM, the more productive" ceases to operate. Our colleagues from TechSpot portal to find out if you need to spend money on a 16 GB or sufficient and less.
As a true technology Apple user, I do not know anything about overclocking the CPU (only a few times ran benchmarks) and consider the efficiency index is not the number of RAM, and my feelings of work for computer. It would be strange if I started to talk about how much RAM is needed for comfortable work or play. For example, my MacBook has 4 GB of RAM, and I wondered, Is itself 16GB steep computers?
My interest and would remain theoretical if I did not find research portal TechSpot. Editor TechSpot Stephen Walton (Steven Walton) conducted a series of tests comparing the performance of your computer in three variations: four, eight and 16 gigabytes of RAM.
Here are the parameters of the computer:
- Processor - Intel Core i7-6700K (4 GHz).
- Motherboard - Asrock Z170 Gaming K6 +.
- Graphics card - GeForce GTX 980.
- SSD - Crucial MX200 1 TB.
- OS - Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.
- RAM - DDR4-2666 at 4, 8 and 16 GB.
Variation with 16 GB of RAM paid off in only two situations. First - rendering video in Adobe Premier. With 17-minute video computer managed for 290 seconds (16 GB), 300 seconds (8 GB) and 415 seconds (4 GB). The second test - comparison of performance in compression of files. Synthetic test, and RAM are useful. With 16 GB execution speed was 9290 MIPS (millions of instructions per second), with 8 GB - 2 902 MIPS and 4 GB - 446 MIPS.
In other tests, and there have been about 10 and 8 variations with 16 GB of RAM shown themselves about the same, and only slightly chetyrohgigabaytny variant yielded.
As for games, the GTA V, Batman: Arkham Knight F1 2015 and played with the same FPS (frames per second) in the three tests.
Summing up, TechSpot remained true to his advice that the 8 GB - this is the optimal amount of memory for the computer. This amount of RAM should be enough even in the case of rendering video. Despite the fact that at the time of the test Adobe Premier raised the consumption of up to 12 GB, the overall difference was not significant.