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Faster RAM makes a difference in games

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It very well could be game-specific too. The GTA series has been known to be more CPU or memory speed bottlenecked than GPU bottlenecked. That's not to say that a faster GPU is useless in GTA games, but they really do tend to benefit more from faster CPUs in general than a lot of games do.
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Devhux wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 5:45 pm
It very well could be game-specific too. The GTA series has been known to be more CPU or memory speed bottlenecked than GPU bottlenecked. That's not to say that a faster GPU is useless in GTA games, but they really do tend to benefit more from faster CPUs in general than a lot of games do.
It very well could be. I'd dload GTA5 to test but I'm too lazy to do so now lol.
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LKane1 wrote:
Mar 20th, 2017 5:43 pm
Have you tried benchmarking the differences in memory ONLY? And not memory AND CPU cache?
Actually I backed the cache down to 3.8ghz and it made absolutely no difference to the fps. So the benefit of the cache is questionable, at least on Haswell.
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It's absolutely game specific. A vast majority of games don't benefit at all from faster memory, while some games like GTA5 and Fallout 4 benefit greatly from faster memory.

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