View Full Version : Video card sharing RAM
02-03-2002, 10:18 PM
I saw an ad for a PC saying it used a video card which could be up to 64MB by sharing the PC's RAM. Does anyone know about this systme and if it is any good, say compared to a regular 32MB 3D card?
02-03-2002, 10:23 PM
Ummmmm thats bad mainyl cause its sharign ramwith the memory fo the PC (which I am sure is onlly 64 mb of ram and 8meg shared video memory) I would go for a PC with a seprate 64mb card and 128-256 mb ram
02-03-2002, 10:49 PM
Pass on it, you will be happier. Many cheap computers have video, sound, modems etc. built on to the motherboard. It allows putting the guts in a smaller case. While this is fine for some people it is not what you want for flightsimming. Many times if a component in one of these integrated systems fizzles, the computer becomes just a pile of junk, where a if your video card fails in a non integrated system, you just replace the video card and your back up and running again.
Plus you get a better picture with one that isn't integrated...
02-04-2002, 02:40 AM
yes, that's bad
02-04-2002, 02:53 AM
Hang on all....
I thought that was the basic principal behind AGP, that it makes use of both its own RAM and the system RAM rather than being limited to its onboard RAM? That when extra RAM is called for, AGP cards can offload to system RAM?
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