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Quick VRAM Question...

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Getting a Laptop as I previously stated. For Developement purposes is there large enough differance from 128MB Video RAM from 256MB Video RAM? Both are an NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS. Other then the GPU I'm looking at (the Basic info): Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz, with 2GB RAM (Running Vista) The 256MB Video RAM would force me up to a 15.4" Laptop, from a 14.1" not a bit step, but I'd like to remain as small and portable as I can for the moment. So I need to weigh weither it's worth it.

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Video mem is just the amount of texture and compiled shaders that the card can hold onboard without having to page out a request to memory. If you have something that requires a total of 60Mb of texture information then there will be no difference in the 2 cards. However, if a program requires more than the available video ram then at some point the system is going to have to fetch that data from main memory which will reduce frame rates (albeit momentarily).

For development it doesn't really matter that much, providing either card can give you solid frame rates in a debug build.

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