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Old 05-09-2018, 10:32 AM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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Dedicated memory is memory on the graphics card as opposed to total memory which is memory graphics card + accessible system memory. It's not relevant for most people.

A motherboard with dual video out (DVI/HDMI, for example) will also work. Just need to make sure that it will output on both simultaneously. Honestly not sure how common it is these days but you used to see boards that did have two video out but could only output on one or could only output cloned. Sub $50 is fine, GT 710, GS 8400 GS. They're pretty much all DVI + HDMI. I doubt they even make one that only has one video out.
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A motherboard with builtin graphics rarely has dedicated memory. So you'll see "GTX 680 with 2 GB shared".
This means that graphics card will use your system RAM. So if you have 4 gb of RAM, your video card may steal a GB of that to use for itself when it needs it.
A card with dedicated memory has it's own RAM on the video card itself, so it never needs to borrow system memory. It's always available. Just for the card.
Wow. I am glad I asked that, then.
I could have screwed myself on memory,
because I didn't know that.
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Old 05-09-2018, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You learn something every day. Keep your eyes and ears open.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:43 PM
 
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Yea the goal is you want more VRAM vs PC ram to be used. The more PC ram that a video card "steals" slower your PC will become. My case i can use up to 2g of my total ram if needed, but it will never will.
8gig of vram on 1070 is all that you really need, as every game right now only uses about 4gigs of VRAM. Even at 4k, it barely eat up 6gig of it.

Thier are newer cards 11xx coming out this fall, that are only about 10-20% "Better" then the 10xx series. Just newer VRAM technology DDR5?DDR6 maybe?
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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The more PC ram that a video card "steals" slower your PC will become.
This is not a very accurate statement. Unless you're running something massive, like a big video edit where the editor needs gobs of ram, and unless you max out ram utilization in the process (so that the system starts page swapping), the amount of ram in use has no impact on system speed.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:24 PM
 
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This is not a very accurate statement. Unless you're running something massive, like a big video edit where the editor needs gobs of ram, and unless you max out ram utilization in the process (so that the system starts page swapping), the amount of ram in use has no impact on system speed.
Talking about those old CPU that and older window with 2gig of ram in them. But in reallity, if you have less than 2gig of ram, your not playing games nor video editing for sure. PC Ram is really not ideal for any video gaming at all. Can cause serious heating issues among other things. If your maxing out your ram, and resulting to page swaps, it does slow the whole process down.

At work, we are limited to 8gig of ram, and i am maxed out on it daily and have to close some excel files to make it respond on other tasks.
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