Here's the thing, by the time more then 8GB of DDR3 RAM will be worth considering, at least for gaming, DDR4 will be taking over. You aren't future-proofing your system by buying more older RAM then you actually need now when newer better RAM is right around the corner.
I'd bet most of the people who insist on 16+GB DDR3 today are going to be DDR4 early adopters. What was the point then eh?
Because they need 16GB today? You might not need that much, but that doesn't mean nobody does. Believe it or not some people use their computers for more than games and porn. And why would you assume people who have 16GB are going to be early adopters of DDR4? They'll probably switch when it makes sense to upgrade, not just because a new technology is out.
I'm perfectly happy with sitting on 8GB's for now. More then that for the vast majority of PC users is just completely wasted or at best so rarely utilized it still isn't worth the money that could be put towards a better GPU or something.
If you have completely disposable income though, I guess you may as well.. dispose of it. *shrug*
Again, it's like you're assuming everyone has the same exact usage requirements of their computers as you. You're not a power user. Some people are.
I said "at least for gaming" and "for the vast majority of PC users"
Translation: I didn't say everyone. My post wasn't directed at literally everyone. I'm aware there are other things that do benefit from more memory, namely heavy graphics processing in programs like photoshop.
#72Son Of SpamPosted 11/4/2013 4:32:15 AM
Yep. It was on sale at the time, and I figured it would be easier than upgrading in the future. My CPU cooler blocks my RAM access.
#73Mr kittyPosted 11/4/2013 5:35:04 AM
What about those who have 64GB of RAM? --- Sabertooth X79|Core i7 3930K @4.3GHz|Zalman CNPS12X|Kingston HyperX 8X4GB CL9|VisionTek HD7970 3GB|10TB storage|Silent Pro M1000W|TC-32LZ800|Corsair 800D
#74Trance_Fan(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 8:17:28 AM
Mr kitty posted...
What about those who have 64GB of RAM?
you're the only one with 64gb here (oh) --- i think it's nice
#75Trance_Fan(Topic Creator)Posted 11/4/2013 9:36:06 AM
I bought 16 gigs of ram for my new PC. And anyone who says I will never need that much.
Yesterday while playing BF4, I hit 7.6 gigs of usage. And that is on my current 8 gigs setup (my new parts show up monday).
So 8 gigs is becoming the minimum for high end gamign now.
That's because the game has a memory leak, not because you actually need 16gb for a gaming rig.
A link some people might find useful, I think.
cod ghosts doesn't have a memory leak..that article was written before ghosts even releases, and only talks about last gen games
ghosts is 50gb because it uses uncompressed 4k textures and graphics --- i think it's nice
#76MahoganyTooth92Posted 11/4/2013 9:55:04 AM
I have only 4gb because I am a dirty peasant. --- "PC has a $0 a year maintenance fee. The only money I put into my PC is buying more games. Have fun with your subscription based gaming." -SirisS-G-P