Ask GN 6: Ethical Reporting, RAM Spec Importance, & PCI-e Lane Differences

By Published October 06, 2015 at 12:00 pm

In this sixth episode of Ask GN, we're addressing user concerns regarding the recent Star Citizen & Escapist engagement, the relevance of RAM speed and density, PCI-e lane differences (chipset vs. CPU), and 4K gaming bottlenecks.

Our thanks to the engaged fans who have continually, for six episodes, submitted high-quality, thought-provoking questions.

You can find the full Ask GN episode below:


0:30: Will you be covering Star Citizen's “drama?”

2:56 – HumanLiveStock: “My Q is: What is holding GPUs back with 4K gaming? Is it weak GPU cores? Seems like memory bandwidth doesn't help very much.”

4:58 – Alex Maia: “Hi Steve! Does the RAM you get matter at all for gaming? For example, 1600MHz vs. 2400MHz, 8GB vs. 16GB, CL9 vs CL10? Or should I just get the prettiest color?”

10:44 – Subhashis Dhar: “What is the difference between processor PCI-e lanes and PCI-e lanes in the chipset? Does adding a WiFi x4 PCI-e card reduce my graphics card link down from x16 to x8?”

More in next week's episode!

- Steve "Lelldorianx" Burke.

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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