Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now is a Good Idea: Good Timing, Great Hardware, Right Prices
What a difference a year makes. It was about this time last year that we discussed why building a gaming PC was a bad idea, but thankfully a lot has changed since. You may recall, DDR4 memory and graphics card prices were through the roof a year ago. GPU availability was quite poor and on top of all that, we were at the end of a few product cycles. Fast forward a year, what's changed?
Nvidia might be paying 70% more for memory in RTX cards
How Much RAM Do Gamers Need? 8GB vs. 16GB vs. 32GB
Today we're looking into how much RAM you need to play the latest and greatest gaming titles. About this time each year we set on a memory capacity quest and last year's expedition lead us to conclude that for gamers 4GB is out, 8GB was the minimum, 16GB is the sweet spot and 32GB is overkill. Read on for our 2018 test.
A "platform upgrade" involves swapping which core PC components?
G.Skill introduces the Trident Z Royal Series with crystals and RGB
G.Skill is readying 4,800 MHz memory and 32GB DIMMs
OPPO Find X goes for broke on memory with 10GB of RAM
Regulatory filings reveal iPhone XS, XS Max and XR RAM, battery capacities
Report: DRAM, SSD prices will tumble as Intel shortage continues
Samsung is preparing memory for standard desktops with 32GB per DIMM
Inno3D debuts own-brand performance memory
Chrome 68 feature improves browser's RAM usage, Firefox also working on solution
Samsung announces 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM with greatly reduced power consumption
Chrome RAM usage up more than 10 percent with new Spectre fix
Corsair launches iCUE control software alongside Vengeance RGB Pro series and Obisidian 500D RGB
Intel announces availability of its Optane DC persistent memory DIMMs
Corsair introduces Dominator Platinum Special Edition Contrast memory
G.Skill breaks the 5GHz barrier with RGB memory using only air cooling
AMD Raven Ridge 8GB vs. 16GB Reserved Memory Benchmark & Explanation
Unlike a typical discrete graphics card, most integrated graphics solutions like the one on AMD's new Raven Ridge desktop APUs don't have their own dedicated memory. Instead AM4 motherboards let you set the video memory somewhere between 64MB and 2GB. Let us explain what that means.
Why Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea, Part 1: Expensive DDR4 Memory
There was plenty to be excited about PC hardware in 2017, but there's a lot to be upset about as well. Part one of this series will be dedicated discuss DDR4 memory pricing and why it's so high. RAM pricing is currently a big issue plaguing those wanting to build a new computer or update an old one, more than doubling in price in less than two years.
RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB
Measuring the impact that RAM capacity has on gaming is harder than it sounds because of all the factors at play. However we've tested different hardware configurations to determine how much memory is truly useful for gaming from 4GB up to 32GB.
How Much RAM Should You Get? 4GB vs. 8GB vs. 16GB Tested
#ThrowbackThursday Today's modern games and many productivity applications can consume upwards of 4GB RAM, so there's little argument for not going with 8GB. However, the need for 16GB of memory is a hotly debated subject, so today we are going see if and where this much memory might be useful for desktop users.