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: 242

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

    SageOfTheWabash TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    Thanx to you all for the great responses.
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