8GB vs 16GB.

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by koulmj, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. koulmj, Nov 13, 2017
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017

    koulmj Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    I have this type of RAM, linked below, running on an ASUS 1155LGA type Mobo with a i5, 3.2Ghz running Hackintosh, will I see a good gaming boost if I upgrade to 16GB?

    I'm asking because many have called me out on my assumption that a Mac won't game like a PC, so I'm going o try to run GW2 on a Hackintosh and 8GB Ram + 1050 is just so Jerky.
  2. gkarris macrumors 604


    Dec 31, 2004
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  3. koulmj thread starter Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    Oh. Sorry the ram is

    .SKILL NT Series 8GB 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99
  4. vkd macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2012
    Yes, you'll get a good gaming boost if you put 16GB
  5. darksithpro macrumors 6502a

    Oct 27, 2016
    The newest games coming out now are citing 8GB as recommended for ram amount, while 4 is for bare minimum.
  6. garnerx macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2012
    Assuming that's Guild Wars 2, it might not make a huge difference if you already have >4GB - from their faq about the 64-bit version:
    The only game I've seen go memory-crazy is Wolfenstein 2, that eats up about 11GB and then crashes (I think it's a bug).
  7. Sweetser macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2017
    That's called a "memory leak" or something similar. It's a bug that's present in quite a few games lately. It's quite a performance killer too, crushes aside.
  8. airlied macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2011
    Titles like Battlefield V will take your 10GB easily. So yup, get 16gb
  9. Huntn macrumors P6


    May 5, 2008
    The Misty Mountains
    Although I barely game on my late 2026 MBR (currently playing Rail Nation, a browser based game) I’m so dissapointed that I can’t upgrade its RAM. I would if I could, but it says online, you can’t. It’s soldiered to the motherboard. :(
  10. GumaRodak macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2015
    the new Geforce NOW is solution...play the latest games with high graphics settings on low spec mac...i am now in beta testing ...but it works....
  11. MacAlien macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2012

    Yep. It’s a decent alternative for those who want to play AAA pc only games (majority) and/or do not have a rig which can run even some games which do have Mac support. It does depend on your connection type but overall it’s not a bad solution until the day comes in 4055 A.D. when Apple decides to put a little focus on users whom enjoys gaming. ;)

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