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How much RAM does a PC need for games?

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#76
On steam people are using 2gb to 4gb and u guys say 16 to 32 gb ))))

Better rec is 8 Gb or 16 if available money,now :D

Edit: Even AAAAAAAA titles )))
Been running win10 on 8Gb's for some time, no issue ( I had the intention of purchasing another 8GB when more funding became available , but i dont need another 8Gb, or any for that matter). Games, multitasking, browser tab's , the whole 9 yards, runs like butter.

It's funny ,because on my old PC I was also running windows 10 ,but an older chipset (1150), I had 16 GB of RAM in that system ,and it seems like if it has more ram to "stretch out", it will, but if it doesn't have it to stretch out, it doesn't. Either way I haven't noticed a change in performance other than the lack of ram usage.
 
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So whats the rest of your PC made up of and what games are you wanting to play and at what resolution

so far you've made two comments and had plenty of answers and a couple asking for the rest of the specs for your PC of which you've not made any attempt to provide so really until we see that we're only going to be able to give you best guesses at best
 
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I do agree that 16GB is the optimal scenario for playing games in 2018, but 8GB is far from being a bad choice, specially if you look at the current RAM prices.

I actually have 8GB rig, and it does pretty fine, with zero issues while gaming. I play PUBG almost every day, with Chrome, Discord and A LOT of lesser programs running in the task tray running in the background and the total RAM consumption never made through the 7GB barrier. The only thing that sometimes take my 8GB to the limit is CEMU running Zelda BOTW, but it's obviously due to poor optimization.

To be honest, if just want to play games at 1080p with console quality, you don't need nothing more than a Pentium / i3, 8GB and a GTX 1050 Ti.
 
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if just want to play games at 1080p with console quality, you don't need nothing more than a Pentium / i3, 8GB and a GTX 1050 Ti.
That's a fairly low standard though.
 
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That's a fairly low standard though.
That's exactly the point, if you just want to play games in the literal sense, you really don't need more than that. Since the OP never stated what kind of quality he wants, anything from this point and on should be enough.
 
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That's exactly the point, if you just want to play games in the literal sense, you really don't need more than that. Since the OP never stated what kind of quality he wants, anything from this point and on should be enough.
You're quite right to be honest. Enthusiasts are all too eager to recommend overkill :)
 
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That's exactly the point, if you just want to play games in the literal sense, you really don't need more than that. Since the OP never stated what kind of quality he wants, anything from this point and on should be enough.
This is true... I have a friend that still plays on a a dual core and a 750ti... so... definitely doable.
 
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Ill give a simple guide on how i look at RAM ammount needed for games and productivity:
8GB or less - 1080p gaming and light work
8GB - 16GB - 1440p and moderate work
16GB - 32GB - 4K gaming and heavy work
32GB+ - Server workloads
 
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