Originally Posted by KyadCK
Guess I have to actually word it out... Fine then.
First off, none of the things you listed are held back by RAM. They're held back by CPU, CPU/HDD, and CPU respectively. 1600 9-9-9 has no issue feeding the CPU to 100% for those tasks. The only place your RAM speed will help is 3DMark, which is convenient since that's the only thing you'll run to compare to people.
Installing a VM in a RAMDisk: OS installing is all Random work, not Sequential. As a result, it's bad for HDDs. While in VM form, it's the same way while active. However, when a VM is inactive, the entire VM is one large VDMK file. Perfect for Seq writes that an HDD will very much prefer. Net result is faster, even with the final copy time, which is HDD limited, not CPU/RAM limited.
Working with images in a RAMdisk: RAW images are large. Space is needed. Also allows the editing of the image, especially for things like Cloud, Flame, Fractal and many other effects to be quickly shown. These are CPU bound, but applying them to the image for final layer merge is not. Saving them is an HDD bottlekneck, and should only be done for backups of final copy, saving time.
Working with Video in a RAMDisk: I take it you've never actually edited video before. HDD slows things down. RAMDisk allows for far faster loading and saving times for the file itself, while all the editing is CPU bound. Things like After Effects also eat up a metric crap load of RAM, and eat more for every thread you let it have. It can easily max out 64GB.
Working with VMs in general should be easy to understand. OS's need RAM. Dozens of OS's need much more RAM.
None of this is RAM speed limited by the way, so any imagined speed you think you would get is just that, imagined. Although, I must ask, why did you buy an 8-core if you had no intention of multitasking? Seems you'd have been far happier with an i5.
Originally Posted by Rangerjr1
These are not benchmarks. We where talking about benchmarks. Nothing of what you mentioned after you claimed i could not afford your big boy benchmarks are benchmarks at all. Just VMs and video/audio encoding.
Also, how is 3dmark11 the only place ill compare? My CPU has higher clocks than most, my CPUNB is higher than most, and my RAM is higher than most. Are you saying that people with slower anything that i mentioned will magically perform better? Cant believe you're saying all this just because you have more RAM than me. Lol just.. Lol wow seriously... Just... Quit.