512 vs 1Gb video

Discussion in 'iMac' started by m0nkeyb0y, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    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.)
     
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    #2
    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.
     

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