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The TRUTH about DDR3 vs DDR4 for gaming? [QUICK & SIMPLE]

Is it worth it paying more for DDR4 vs DDR3 when playing GAMES or for PRODUCTIVITY? In other words, can I still buy & build a computer with the previous generation motherboards and RAM and CPU to SAVE MONEY while still having a VERY FAST computer for work and play?

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Here's a simple graph from LinusTechTips that explains everything without having to listen to the whole video:

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DDR3 vs DDR4 difference in gaming?

In that image, the numbers on the right are the frames per seconds and on the left the type of CPU / RAM configuration. As you can see, the difference between the fastest and slowest RAM modules is NEGLIGIBLE

Is it WORTH IT to pay more for the latest computer DDR4 RAM? ANSWER: NO. There is barely any difference between DDR3 and DDR4. The only reason to pay more for RAM would be if you liked the color or look of it.

As Linus points out, when tested in very similar performing CPU and motherboards, but one having DDR3 and the other one having DDR4, there was barely a few frames per seconds difference between the most demanding games, something that would be impossible to notice in games. The results were similar in work / applications.

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So SAVE your dollars and stick with the best priced, most popular DDR3 modules and you're going to have a very fast PC without spending for things that don't matter!

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Here's LinusTechTips full video if you want to listen to it:

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