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  1. AMD AM5 will not support DDR4 afaik but you can with 13thgen Intel. It remains to be seen if current CPU's, chipsets and boards can run a future 8000MHz or faster kit, I highly doubt that. Usually, over time, RAM gets faster, CPU's adopt to the new speeds, so do the boards and everything else.
  2. It actually is. See, DDR5 just launched a year ago and like with all prior releases of RAM, DDR2, 3 and 4 it took them 1-2 years until the newer one surpassed the ripened precursor. DDR3 could hold it's ground at 2400/2600MHz until DDR4 finally got passed 3000ishMHz with decent latencies. Just when DDR4 came out, the fastest you could buy were little above JDEC standard 2133MHz, I think 2666 and 2800MHz were the fastest commonly available for some time. DDR4 has passed the 4266MHz marker already years ago, that is twice the original launch speed of 2133. DDR5 is said to reach speeds above 12800MHz once it has matured a bit. That's when DDR5 shines. DDR5 will also double the maximum module size, so future DDR5 based desktops should have 256GB system memory limit and not todays 128GB limit, both across 2 channels. There will be 64GB single modules, so you can do a 128GB rig with 2 of 4 slots in use. Right now, nothing of that what makes DDR5 great is present, tho the price has come down. The next round for 2023 CPU and chipset releases will be the next tier of speed together with tuned latency and maybe the new bigger 32Gbit chips will become available to make the bigger modules. That will make it easier to get a fast 64GB setup with 2 modules, each with 1R8-32Gbit. That is not possible with DDR4, it just went from 8 to 16Gbit chips recently ( 2-3 years maybe ), so max. you can do is 2R8-16Gbit, which also gives you a 32GB module but it carries 16 chips, 8 on each side. DDR5 can do this with half the amount of chips on a more simple PCB and thus be cheaper per GB even if 1 new chip costs a little more than the older ones.
  3. I just checked mindfactory.de for DDR4 and DDR prices and availability. Actually, you can buy 64GB DDR5 for the same money as 64GB DDR4 kits by now but they are at the slower end of the chain. You wouldn't want to carry neither of the options to a "next" PC down the road in 3-5 years time, so that's not a point for DDR5 being future proof. DDR5-6400 will be so obsolete in 2 years time, just as 2666MHz DDR4 is by now. I ask myself if AMD has made a slight mistake in forcing 7000 series onto DDR5 yet. It still doesn't convince me as complete package. Reviews will tell us more.
  4. You should really consider 64GB from Day 1 on. You will definitely regret it if you don't I dare to say. Then, I would not look at DDR5, it's still not equal in performance and also price to DDR4 kits with good specs ( 3200-3600MHz, CL14 - CL16 ). The money you save on DDR4 will easily buy you the 64GB kit. Make sure you get a 4x16GB kit as only those have the timings you want at said speed. The kits with 2x32GB are non-"B-Die" and are also really good...at speeds above 4xxxMHz when they can overcome the Latency penalty. Up to that point, B-die rules them all. DDR5-6400...what they want you to buy for a heck of money is still the very bottom of where DDR5 starts to make sense. Once they pass the 10k-MHz barrier with modest prices we shall evaluate again.
  5. Either way, rule of thumb will point you towards the 1kW PSU. Even with the "lower" TDP of 450w, which it will then actually consume during gameplay, plus the CPU + mobo + etc. which will surely be higher than 100w will bring you certainly above 550w real consumption, which means ~600w intake. I would not consider a 850w the right choice if you game daily at 550-600w actual output. Over time this won't pay back and has the potency of going catastrophic if you end up with a so-so-la-la 850w PSU If you go 850w, get the best one money can buy. edit: the rule of thumb for sizing a desktop PSU Rule of thumb says: buy a PSU with a wattage DOUBLE of your prime heavy use. In your case, gaming on a 400-600w GPU = minimum 500w total power draw = 1kW PSU. Actually better 1.2kW if you intend to buy the 4090ti @ 600watts. PSU run most efficient at 50% Load. The higher the load the less efficient they become and the lesser the quality of elctricity in general they deliver and thus do harm your components more than others.
  6. It's the vicious circle run the other way round. Less-Volts=cooler=morestable=higherclocks It's the smart way to run that damn circle.
  7. This is rather overkill and not really needed for DCS' memory hunger. If you run 64GB just for DCS you can safely set your PF to fixed size of 8 or 16GB, maybe even 32GB but you will never get that far. If your DCS session tabs into 20GB swap space your sessions is likely going to crash anyway..LoL Also, with the above guideline you will waste between 96GB - 192GB drive space... not ideal.
  8. ^^That I also recommend to deinstall Gforce Experience unless you need it. Your PC feels better w/o it LoL Enjoy
  9. my oldest son had the same couple weeks ago...and he's 20. Got nothing to do with age btw. He said it came so slowly he only noticed when he was obviously already half deaf. Pulled that plug out and now he hears everything again LoL. Has the rig arrived yet ?
  10. Hiob's spot on. Stick with 3600 or 3200 MHz, both preferably with low latency. If you check my sig, I run 3200CL14 @ 3600CL14 with just a little voltage bump, rocksolid in 24/7 ever since. It heavily depends on your CPU if RAMs faster than 3600 will work and make sense. Since you are asking RAM questions, I dare to say in your case "Don't even try unless you look for grey hair and a RMA"...and the benfit would be very small if any at all. Higher MHz often comes with more latency and that spoils the whole idea. The best balance of both, + price, is 3200-3600 CL14 to CL16 depending on the market and country etc...
  11. I second the above threads, a laptop will always be TDP limited. If you can, get the smallest FormFactor you can live with, water-cool whatever is possible and you will likely be faster and cheaper. If you really need a laptop, buy one that offers a LONG warranty period and get that on day 1. The heat puts a lot of stress on the device and they are bound to fail and hard to fix. Asus for example wants you to send the laptop to their repair store, expect 4-8 weeks. Dell comes to your home NBD. There are BIG differences when it comes to how nice warranty is handled. I for one won't go the Asus route again, been there twice, Dell/Alienware is way way faster to get you going again. Just my experiences with laptops and Extended Warranty Contracts.
  12. I would not invest in any card with <10GB VRAM and make sure you have more than 16GB, 32GB if you fly certain combinations of module and map even in SP and best is to get 64GB right away as some modules and maps directly tab into the 40+GB range as soon as you enter the sim. If you intend to fly lots of MP, look for those threads regarding 32 vs. 64 GB and what the guys who did the change had to say.
  13. Always keep THIS setting at 144Hz, no matter if you want to lock FPS at i.e. 60 or 120. It corresponds with the Win10/11 monitor settings refresh rate, they change together if you alter any one of them. If I got this right myself, if you lock it at 60fps for example, the screen will refresh 60 times in a second..tho it could 144 times..but it doesnt need to to run properly. It's like sticking to 3rd gear and 60mph and not let the dogs loose in 4th and 5th...tho you could if you wanted to but you have reasons not to ( TiR flicker or Cops behind you ). My screen always runs 144Hz, regardless if locked fps or not. It's one of the settings you set once and only check if it still says 144 after some updates etc... set&keep.
  14. Regarding controls: Read my post above yours, yes, it does matter and most noticeable for me when flying helicopters and hovering, that's where 30 fps suck, 60 are OK and 90+ are great, and I can tell the difference till around ~100fps. The more fps the smoother the input, especially if you have lots of changes of axis in a short time and you really want your front wheels or elevator or swash-plate to do all those steps, as analog as possible..many many many dots to form a line. The more dots you can place on the chart for the 1 sec interval the more complex axis manouvers you can reproduce in the sim. With 30 dots you can do far less than with 60 or 120... I could think of drifting a car sideways with permanent wheel input left&right works far better at 144Hz than with 45fps. You can jank the stick around as much as you want in 1 second, at the end of that 1 second only 30 points where used and connected. The looks of that path printed with 30 dots looks very different to one that could record 60, 90 or 120 or 240fps. Maybe that helps to understand why fps matters beyond eye candy
  15. If it wasn't we'd already have it. I hope till 2025..
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