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Is the 32G of computer memory necessary? 8G, 16G, 32G memory sticks to play games, productivity measurement comparison


At this stage, both desktop and notebook computers start with 8G memory as standard. Since memory is not expensive in recent years, many users have begun to consider 16G or even 32G memory. For example, 16GB and 32GB memory, but in daily use, you can't intuitively feel the pleasure brought by the memory stick at all. It is not as intuitive as the performance of solid-state hard drives. So is 32G of computer memory necessary? Let’s share the comparison of 8G, 16G, 32G memory sticks to play games and productivity measurement, which can help you buy memory and bring substantive suggestions.


The role of memory:

The function of memory in the computer is equivalent to a bridge, which is mainly responsible for data exchange processing between the data on the graphics card, motherboard, hard disk and other hardware and the CPU. We know that the hard disk is equivalent to a warehouse. Things that store things, downloaded software, game files, data photos, etc., are all stored in the hard disk. They will not disappear after shutdown and restart, but the memory is different. It is only temporary storage. All running programs in the computer are running in the memory, but as long as you shut down or restart the computer, all previously opened programs will be cleared.

In order to better let everyone feel the difference between different memory capacities in games and productivity, the actual test is here. Here we take a laptop for testing. The CPU is i7-10875H, the graphics card is RTX2060, and the memory is single 8G. DDR4 3200 frequency, dual 8G DDR4 3200 frequency (16G) and dual 16G DDR4 3200 frequency (32G).

1. Game measurement:

In terms of games, we used four large-scale 3D games: "Total War: Three Kingdoms", "Tomb Raider: Shadow", "Metro: Exodus", and "Far Cry 5" to test the number of frames to see the test results.


Test summary:

In the actual game measurement, the dual-channel 16G memory has increased by about 10% on average compared to the single-channel 8G memory. The improvement is still very good. However, there may also be a blessing of dual-channel memory, and the performance difference between dual-channel 32G memory and 16G memory is almost No, so, 16G memory can basically meet the needs of all games, and for most online game needs, 8G memory is completely sufficient.

So for gamers, if 8G can’t meet their needs, increasing to 16G memory is enough, and even a large capacity of 32G memory is not necessary at all, unless you are playing games, open more software or more games, When the memory is full, you can consider upgrading the memory at this time.

2. Productivity measurement:

Regarding productivity content creation software, we use the currently popular PR, AE, and flat Photoshop (PS) software for actual testing. Let’s take a look at the test results first.


Test summary:

Generally, the demand for memory for productivity is still relatively high. The dual-channel 16G memory is about 20% ahead of the single-channel 8G. The gap is still quite obvious, and in the AE test, we saw that it was impossible to test, and there were repeated In the case of stuck, the test results cannot be obtained, so it is recommended that content creators start with 16GB of memory. In the test of PR and AE video creation software, the improvement of dual-channel 32G memory is not obvious compared with 16G memory, basically less than 4% improvement. Only in Photoshop, this flat drawing software, the improvement is somewhat obvious, dual-channel 32G Compared with 16G memory, the memory has increased by about 10%.

The productivity of content creators is recommended to start with 16G memory. Of course, 32G memory can also be considered. If the software is not satisfied with 16G memory, even if 32G memory is added, the improvement is not too great.

to sum up:

For gamers, 16G memory can fully meet the needs of almost all large-scale games on the market. For general LOL, CF and other online games, 8G is completely sufficient. For people with productivity needs, it is recommended to start with 16G memory honestly. It depends on whether the memory is full during use, and then consider increasing to 32G memory or even higher capacity computer memory. In other words, you are looking for a more extreme experience and often open more high-load programs. Of course, you can consider directly using 32G memory or above. In most cases, the larger the memory capacity, the faster the speed, but it depends on your daily needs. If you are a person who is often dissatisfied with 8G memory, what is the use of 16G memory?

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