As of 2014, the recommended amount of RAM needed to play video games is 8GB to 16GB. Some video games may require a minimum 4GB of RAM. However, that may cause a performance issue with the game.
Not having enough RAM in a computer can cause bigger issues for video games. Having around 2GB of RAM can cause some games to not even load. As of 2014, most PC video games require a minimum 8GB of RAM. When upgrading RAM, different megahertz speeds are available and can provide a minimal performance boost with PCs. Upgrading a computer’s video card instead of RAM can also improve video-game performance.