Upgrade RAM for faster Rendering? We test it in Blender

By Crowdrender

A short experiment to test how upgrading RAM affects rendering performance in Blender’s cycles ray tracing engine. There are lots of things to consider when trying to speed up rendering, including upgrading hardware.
Thought it would be cool to see how different amounts of RAM affect cycles’ rendering performance 🙂

RAM used in this video
G.Skill 8GB F3-1600C11S-8GNT DDR3 1600MHz Memory

CPU used
AMD Phenom II X4 960T OC to 3.6GHz

Benchmark files
CC License used
Barbershop interior by Blender Institute – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Agent 327 by Andy Goralczyk, Blender Institute – https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Links to benchmark files

Demo Files