The former is what applies if the computer has a separate graphics card and is needed above all for advanced image processing and demanding games. In the latter case, it usually means that the graphics circuits are integrated on the motherboard.
Do you know how it is in your computer? It’s easy to find out. Windows uses the following meanings:
- Total available graphics memory: A combination of all memory.
- Dedicated Video Memory: Memory used exclusively by the graphics card. It can be memory on a graphics card or a specifically allocated part of the system memory.
- System Video Memory: A fixed memory allocation that is subtracted (pulled) from system memory after Windows starts. Windows reports this as part of the total system memory. It is available for programs.
- Shared system memory: Memory pool that can be dynamically allocated and used by both programs and graphics as needed.
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1. Screen resolution. In the first step of the control, right-click anywhere on The desktop and choose Screen resolution. You get the window with the settings for your monitors. click on the link Advanced settings.
2. Check the memory. In the small window that now opens, you first see what graphics card you have, if you didn’t already know. At the bottom, the amount of the different memory types is listed, according to the definitions above.
3. Drive. In the second part of the check, you can get more detailed information about your graphics card. click Startbutton (right-click in Windows 8) and select Drive. Write msinfo32 and click on OK.
4. Details. Click the plus sign at Components and then on Screen. After a while, information is presented where you can find, among other things, the name of your graphics card and how much memory it may have on it.