Intel HD 3000 512mb

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ortegacarlton, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. ortegacarlton macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    So I've just upped the RAM in my 13" 2011 MBP from the standard 4GB to 8GB, and I noticed that my video card(Intel HD 3000) upped from 384MB to 512MB.

    Since when did this happen? :O
  2. Risasi macrumors 6502

    Sep 16, 2011
    It's always been this way on Sandy Bridge. More vram means better textures, that's about it. It doesn't really seem to boost performance best I can tell reading up on it a couple months ago.
    Also it will also use more system memory as video memory if it needs it.
  3. Ccrew macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    Since the integrated graphics reserve some system ram, if you add ram the card will make use of the larger ram available to it and allocate more to the graphics. It's a default behavior
  4. GuitarG20 macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2011
    you have more ram, so you get more RAM reserved for the 3000.

    4 Gigs -> 384(?) MB shared vRAM
    8 Gigs -> 512 MB shared vRAM

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