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Old 12-10-2005, 06:28 AM   #1
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Default how shared and dedicated graphics cards work

how do shared and dedicated graphics cards work.which is better ?
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Old 12-10-2005, 06:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: how shared and dedicated graphics cards work

shared (usually integrated ones) use the ram of the pc as their memory.
The dedicated ones have their own memory.

Atleast I think it goes like that.
And dedicated ones are alot better.
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Default Re: how shared and dedicated graphics cards work

Shared borrow the memory from the system memory.

Dedicated have their own memory onboard.


Dedicated are better because it takes them a lot less time to access the memory. The shared memory ones are in the Hypermemory and Turbocache classes, for ATi and nVidia respectively.
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