Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
This seems to take effect in CPU limited games.
CPU limiting isn't necessarily ram based. CPU limiting can be driver, windows configuration, cheap hard drive, incorrectly configured bus, Facebook apps, skype running... all sorts of garbage. I've been to some websites that cause CPU limiting in other tasks.
The problem is that it has been shown before and often that RAM speed changes alone don't make a damned bit of difference in a game's performance if you have sufficient ram for the game to operate to begin with. So I doubt upgrading your 8gb machine from 3200 to 4000 is really gonna make as much a difference as upgrading from 8gb to 32gb where windows can keep itself out of the way and you can disable the whole pagefile which would be flailing around like an early deployed drag race parachute after the upgrade.
The ram itself over about 3200 right now is CPU limited to begin with. Such a statement as "ddr4 4000" increases games by 10% over "ddr3 1600" doesn't take into account that you MUST have a CPU with technologies one or two generations newer just to run the ddr4 ram... The FPS increase isn't coming from faster ram, its coming literally from a whole generation of processor technologies that come with it.Edited by prjindigo - 8/13/16 at 10:12am