Intel HD 3000 512mb

ortegacarlton

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Oct 16, 2011
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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
 

Risasi

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Sep 16, 2011
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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.
 

Ccrew

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Feb 28, 2011
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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
 

GuitarG20

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Jun 3, 2011
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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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