This PNY RAM has 16GB DDR3 memory clocked at a speed of 1333MHz.
It is made up of 2 sticks.
|Total Memory||16GB||The amount of memory is the RAM's primary feature and defines how much data it can store for temporary fast access|
|Total Speed||1333MHz||Speed defines how many data transfers can be made per second.|
|Stick Count||2||The number of sticks define the number of slots in the motherboard necessary to house the RAM|
|RAM Type||DDR3||The RAM type defines compatibility with motherboards, as well as the limits to performance|
Rather than storing data permanently like in large capacity hard drives, RAM provides a temporary cache that your system uses to store the data that you are currently using. This makes accessing the most relevant data much faster, because accessing RAM requires much less time than your hard drive. In fact, most systems are configured to use the hard drive as a substitute for RAM when the RAM is being overloaded with data. This can bring your PC to a crawl, however, and is why having enough RAM is crucial.
DDR3 RAM has been the predominant RAM technology for a good few years now, and its cheapness and high performance are the reason. However, with DDR4 nearly here, and well set to become the motherboard standard, the remaining lifespan of DDR3 RAM is ever shortening.
With a total memory of 16GB, the PNY MD16384KD3-1333 16GB Kit (2x8GB) PC3-10666 1333 MHz DDR3 Desktop DIMM has the capacity to help run a huge array of applications or a very effective server. It goes above and beyond any gaming or general PC usage requirements, and can push the performance of applications like Photoshop - that can utilize a huge amount of designated memory - to the extreme. This PNY DDR3 RAM has a speed of 1333MHz. RAM speed is not a crucial feature, but it does contribute significantly to PC games and certain applications like video-editing software. 1333MHz is an average speed, so should not contribute negatively or positively to either of these to any noticeable extent.