512 vs 1Gb video

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

  1. m0nkeyb0y macrumors member


    Jun 16, 2009
    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. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    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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