2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 24, 2015 12:20 PM by ECBowen

    32GB vs. 64GB DDR4 RAM After Effects CC 2014

    johnt53984649 Level 2

      Alright, let's do this:

       

      1. System Specs:
      2. Asus X99 Deluxe Usb 3.1 Motherboard
      3. 32 GB 2133MT/s DDR4 Corsair RAM
      4. Intel i7 5960x @ 3.0GHZ CPU
      5. 2x EVGA NVIDIA GTX 970s
      6. 256GB Samsung 850 Pro (Boot Drive)
      7. 1 TB Samsung 850 Pro (Cache, Source Footage, Output Render, etc. Drive)
      8. 2 TB Seagate HDD (Backup Drive)
      9. Thermaltake 1000W Gold PSU
      10. Corsair H105 Liquid Cooler

       

      So, I do create really intensive After Effects compositions (usually 10 to 20 layers per composition) and make use of nearly every effect it has (such as pixel motion, motion blur, etc.) for many of my compositions.  32GB has been working well enough, but I recently had some issue where the computer is only recognizing 8GB of RAM; considering this, I've noticed the massive difference in performance of After Effects CC 2014 between 8GB and 32GB (8GB disabled multiprocessing, for example).  This makes me wonder... given how intense my compositions are, would 64GB create a noticeable difference?  I have the opportunity to upgrade to 64GB right now (possibly) for free by means of "wheeling and dealing."  What kinds of performance gains could I expect by going from 32GB DDR4 to 64GB DDR4?