TechSpot

Dedicated vs Shared Memory

By SageOfTheWabash
Dec 29, 2008
  1. This may not be as simple a question as it sounds. I am buying an entertainment/desktop replacement. I game a lot but this laptop won't be a dedicated gamer. I do a lot of audio and video work, plus I require a TV tuner.
    I am unsure what Nvidia card to get; the 9650 with 1 gig of dedicated memory or the 9600 GT with 512Mb of dedicated memory and up to 2 gigs of shared memory? I had thought I would choose 4 gigs of system memory for Vista 64 bit, however the shared video indecision begs the question of using 8 gigs of system memory?

    I am hopeful that some of you have solved this question, or at least have opnions.

    Help Please.
     
  2. adweston

    adweston Banned Posts: 333

    Dedicated is faster than shared. 512 should be enough of it for most things though.
     
  3. SageOfTheWabash

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 58

    Thanx to you all for the great responses.
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.