The Asus ROG Phone 5 will have up to 18GB of RAM, Geekbench scorecard confirms

01 March 2021
Previously we've seen versions with 8GB and 16GB. Would be buyers can now reserve a place in line to buy the phone over at JD.com.

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Mediatek sux, 02 Mar 2021Genshin impact doesnt need that much ram, its uses max 3gb ... more*4GB

  • Abbot

Will they ever work with Verizon 5g? We would like to join the Rog team too!

  • Anonymous

Fox Vulpez, 02 Mar 202118 GB to accommodate the high quality graphics at high reso... moreIt won’t it’s not about hardware only it’s about software.

18 GB to accommodate the high quality graphics at high resolution?

Surely with such large RAM it would be able to easily beat the 2018 iPad Pro in graphics.

JT, 02 Mar 2021What's the point of 18GB of Ram if a gaming PC has 16 ... moreIf they can why not. There's no such thing as too much ram

This is the best gaming phone and has always been. Asus should begin making other phones to compete with samsung which makes mediocre smartphones

Godmode, 02 Mar 2021Dang! I'm using a OnePlus 7Pro with 12GB of RAM and no... moreJust throw your current model in the trash can because that one is a joke compared to this new one

It's not about RAM though, what you need is graphics and processing power for gaming.

Mediatek sux, 02 Mar 2021The android version runs at lower settings than pc or ps4 o... moreIf ram is shared between device ang Gpu then don't you see you need more of it? You said game need more Gpu don't you see it need more vram too?

Roughly this is how much vram can be used by resolution

-720p game use around 2GB
-1080p use around 2gb to 6gb
-1440p use around 4gb to 8gb
-4k use more than 8gb.

So in theory 1440p game can use as much as 8gb, that is for graphics only, you need ram for cpu too,

These devices would push developers to bring more new exciting things, we need as more ram as we can, same as cpu, Gpu and faster storage.

Hemedans, 02 Mar 2021In pc it need 16GB of ram, In phone it need 4gb ram B... moreThe android version runs at lower settings than pc or ps4 or even ios one. I said it only uses around 3gb total. Idk how it runs on 4gb device, but it runs fine on 6gb phone even with recording. I can even keep my browser with few tabs open in background. Havent tried streaming. Its more gpu performance bound than ram bound. The 'no phone can run it perfectly' is more of lacking gpu or cpu performance thing than ram amount. 8gb will be enough for streaming too. Unless you got a lot of bloat running in background?

Mediatek sux, 02 Mar 2021Genshin impact doesnt need that much ram, its uses max 3gb ... moreIn pc it need 16GB of ram,

In phone it need 4gb ram

But that 4gb is just device ram, what about Gpu? For system which doesn't have dedicated Vram you need as much ram as you can because it's shared.

Also unlike windows, Android kill tasks when ram is full, imagine someone open Genshini then want to record it and stream it online, you think 4gb or 8gb will be enough?

  • Godmode

Dang! I'm using a OnePlus 7Pro with 12GB of RAM and now I want the Asus ROG 5 even though it's complete overkill...

  • hero

myrog 3 is enough for mywhole day of work till i got home..

  • Rat

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2021Lol even with high amount of ram, this game doesn't do... moreBruh yes it does I'm using my rog gaming phone 3 right now

  • Rat

This sucks for me because I have the third gen gaming phone

Hemedans, 02 Mar 2021Higher resolution gaming needs more Gpu and vram, phone gra... moreGenshin impact doesnt need that much ram, its uses max 3gb at highest settings.

Exynos.0.0, 02 Mar 20218gb enough for gaming 12gb maximum your gonna use no poi... moreHigher resolution gaming needs more Gpu and vram, phone graphics don't have dedicated vram so they share ram with device.

Look at genshini impact no phone can claim today to run it perfectly, lot of these pc titles are coming to Mobile nowadays and they need as much as 16GB ram.

Anonymous, 02 Mar 2021what emulators do you play?? Android phones are pretty p... moreWii is just an oc'ed gamecube, way weaker than the 360. There are still gamecube games that are too slow on sd888 while playable fullspeed on weaker windows pcs. Ps2 runs much better on pc. The power is there, the work by devs needed to make better emulators, proper drivers arent.

AnonD-961600, 01 Mar 2021The kernel-space: Your Android phone runs on top of the Lin... moreHey where do you download the exynos 2100 s21 ultra custom kernel you are using from? Whats its name?

JT, 02 Mar 2021What's the point of 18GB of Ram if a gaming PC has 16 ... more👍 just my point,it's not needed on a mobile ,if you work for a living how the the hell you can spend my All that time playing games on a mobile,some ppl need to grow up m8 🤳🙄