View Full Version : 512 vs 1Gb video

Jul 29, 2010, 07:06 AM
I'm not a gamer at all, but I will be attaching a second 1920x1080 monitor to a new iMac. Does it matter for general purposes if I have 512 vs 1Gb of RAM in the video card? Will, I dunno, Expose suck on two HD monitors if I only have 512?

I do some infrequent video editing, and I have one specialized program (not video-related) that supposedly gets a boost out of extra video RAM (though no one has provided benchmarks on different setups.)

Cave Man
Jul 29, 2010, 01:00 PM
No, vRAM isn't all that important unless you're using an app that specifically uses large amounts, such as Aperture or Pixelmator (and sometimes Photoshop), and you're working with large image files.