Usacomp2k3 wrote:The Egg wrote:Usacomp2k3 wrote:
Both of ya'll are saying that 16GB + RX570 would give better gaming performance than 8GB + RX580? That's ridiculous.
It's probably in your best interest not to put words in people's mouths like that in person. Not only did I not say anything resembling that, I never even mentioned videocards. You're completely full of it.
Then the only other option is that he should do it even though it would give worse performance? The OP was very clear that the budget is a hard number so any extra spent on RAM would have to be taken from another item.
EDIT: I'm not trying to be antagonistic, so sorry if it came across a little blunt. I'd like to hear your logic and recommendations on a better trade-off. Maybe a cheaper monitor?
You might not have had malicious intent, but turning a RAM suggestion into making performance claims about X with videocard A and Y with videocard B (when videocards were never even mentioned) is baloney.
My recommendation.....if there's a hard cap on the budget, maybe consider delaying the purchase for a month or so until more money can be saved. Alternately he could buy 1x8GB now (and temporarily take the performance hit of running in single-channel) and then the other 8GB once he's saved up. Filling both available slots with 2x4GB leaves him nowhere to go. He mentioned it's a gaming system, and we already see 8GB causing performance loss.