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ddr3 ram vs ddr4

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i was wondering is there a huge difference and what do you think i should get

and a side question are the high res texture packs in steam for some games counted as mods.Nothing special here i was just wondering

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Basically ddr4 is the future. Ddr3 is not obsolete by any means yet. But if you plan on making a new build and you're gonna start saving, say like 6~8 months from now, you should consider ddr4. Also Linus explains it better than me

 

 

 

 

 

And afaik the new skylake cpus from Intel run on ddr4 only http://wccftech.com/skylake-does-not-support-ddr3-damage-ddr3l-only/

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I suggest u wait for better more capable ddr4 ram. But, if you are gonna buy one soon, go get a new motherboard with ddr4 compatibility, like raspharus said tis the future.

I guess they are kind of considered as "mods", because changing a texture in a game is basically "mod"ifying the game. So you would have a modded game. But i guess it doesn't really count saying its a "true mod" with that alone.

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the only thing you need to know about RAM is that lots of slower ram... is better than smaller amounts of faster ram.

 

16GB DDR3 is going to be much better than 4GB of DDR4 ram. of course 16GB DDR4 would be better than the equivalent in DDR3 but there's gonna be a cost in doing that, it's really up to you how much you want to spend on your PC and future proof it.

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the only thing you need to know about RAM is that lots of slower ram... is better than smaller amounts of faster ram.

 

16GB DDR3 is going to be much better than 4GB of DDR4 ram. of course 16GB DDR4 would be better than the equivalent in DDR3 but there's gonna be a cost in doing that, it's really up to you how much you want to spend on your PC and future proof it.

That is a very bad and incorrect generalization. More slower RAM is NOT better than smaller faster RAM. There are many factors to take into account before making that decision. If you are only gaming on your PC than check how much RAM your games require. Also check how many slots your motherboard has. And the most important, what motherboard and CPU do you have.

To be honest you don't have a choice in terms of RAM since DDR3 and DDR4 are not compatible and will work only with motherboards and CPU's designed to run them. If you are upgrading to Skylake than you have to go DDR4, if anything older it's DDR3.

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intel skylake benefits from faster ddr4 ram in some games.

... but this isnt a reason to waste your old ddr3 ram.

if you have already ddr3 ram you can still use it.

 

the difference between ddr3 (~1600) and much faster ddr4 (~3000) gives in some games and in some scenes a fps boost of 10-20%

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intel skylake benefits from faster ddr4 ram in some games.

... but this isnt a reason to waste your old ddr3 ram.

if you have already ddr3 ram you can still use it.

 

the difference between ddr3 (~1600) and much faster ddr4 (~3000) gives in some games and in some scenes a fps boost of 10-20%

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Well I have learned a lot from this thread (thanks for the vids ^^), even to the point where I'm pretty much considering a halt on my currently planned RAM upgrades in favor or holding off longer and upgrading the Motherboard, CPU, and RAM all in one fell swoop (this may take a while)...maybe, I personal want to get some more research into the gaming side of things before I make my mind up solidly.

 

As for the original question. If you're upgrading an existing system and you don't want to fork out a small fortune on getting a new core for your your system, I say stick to DDR3 and go as high as you can with the RAM clock speed and capacity. However if its a fresh build, try and go with DDR4 (at least 16GB) right off the bat, it'll save you in the long run since you'll have an easier time upgrading the RAM down the line.

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Unless you're upgrading to an X99 CPU I'd just get DDR3, DDR4 performs faster as you might expect, but you won't see a performance gain in games with it.

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On 3/28/2016 at 9:09 AM, ofFireandStone said:

Unless you're upgrading to an X99 CPU I'd just get DDR3, DDR4 performs faster as you might expect, but you won't see a performance gain in games with it.

Indeed. Afaik, in general RAM doesn't really boost fps in games(only by a very small amout like 1 frame per sec), it just helps with load times and the occasional pop in.

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