I can’t for the life of me figure out whether to buy 2x16 GB RAM sticks or 4x8.
I’m fairly certain I heard Wendell say in a recent youtube video that if you could get the same amount of RAM on 2 sticks, that would be preferable over 4 sticks.
However, when I browse for which RAM to buy, I see that the 8 GB RAM sticks have better timings compared with 16 GB RAM sticks.
So basically: would 2x16 GB RAM sticks perform better than 4x8 GB RAM sticks even though the latter have tighter timings? (Say CAS 17 compared to CAS 16).
Also, if I were to buy 2 additional 16 GB RAM sticks at some later point, for a total of 64 GB, would my performance suffer?
In my specific scenario, I’m buying a Ryzen 2700X with an Asus Crosshair VII Hero (X470).