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Monday, October 25, 2010

What is the difference between Total Available Graphics Memory (Vista) and installed video memory?

installed video memory > the physically installed graphics

total available graphics memory > as the name says it all, it is the total graphics memory that it is able to deliver
meaning your installed video memory + shared system memory

the shared system memory is the amount of graphics it takes or steals from your main operating ram., it is dynamically alloted and depends on a quite a few considerations such as installed ram, installed operating system, required ram, required graphics memory for the application and such

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