How much RAM do I need 2020(+with price)?

How much RAM is needed for your laptop/PC in 2020? It mainly depends on your usage and whether you want to make your device future proof or not.
We all know about RAM - Random Access Memory.It is one of the fundamental components of our personal computers. But the question is how much RAM do we actually need? It differs from person to person according to their needs.
Now days even low-end laptops come with 4GB RAM as the base model.

Low-end laptops

Firstly we have to understand what our needs are. We have to determine whether we are using our system for normal use like browsing the internet, youtube, or extensive work like rendering 4K video, heavy photo editing, 3D graphics work, gaming.

Light Users

First, we have to understand who are light users.
Who use their PC or laptop only for checking their email, streaming youtube, or simple browsing they can be categorized as a light user.  Many may think 4GB RAM is enough for a light user. But a simple task as web browsing can become a hugely RAM consuming task. How much RAM your browser for example, Chrome, will consume it depends on the number of tabs you have opened. When you open so many tabs on a 4 GB RAM system it may start to lag. And websites now days are becoming more and more dynamic.So we can say that even a light user should have at least 8 GB RAM

Browser Tabs


How much RAM a gamer needs? it mainly depends on what kind of game you want to play. Some games require 8 GB RAM and some games require more than 16 GB RAM. It totally depends on the game you want to play. But it is also a fact that the recommended RAM of a game is not the must required amount. A game can be easily run on the minimum required RAM. Most of the high-end games of recent times have 8 GB minimum requirements. So if you wanna play high graphics consuming games then 16 GB RAM will be your sweet spot. But if you are a DX ball gamer? then 2 GB RAM will be more than enough.

PC Games

Name of some games that require 8 to 16 GB RAM:

  • Gears of War 4
  • GTA V
  • Battlefield 1
  • Dying Light
  • Fallout 4
  • Ark
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • Quantum Break
  • Dishonoured 2

Then Who needs 32 GB RAM: Then who should buy 32 GB RAM? I would say for now it is only for professionals, who do streaming, movie editing, 3Danimation and who have lots of money and do not what to do with it.
If you have enough money and you want to make your system future proof for the next 6 or 7 years then you should go for 32 GB or 64 GB RAM.
3d animation

Prices of different RAM:

Prices of RAMs depend on many things which brand, size, model, etc.
1. Prices of 8 GB RAM can range from 30$ to 45$ (DDR4)
2. Prices of 16 GB RAM can range from 75$ to 120$
3. Prices of 32 GB RAM and 64 GB rams can range from 150$ to 400$

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