Macbook video card

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by groovdudeyo, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. groovdudeyo macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2008
    how many mega bytes is the basic intel video card? age of empires 3 needs at least 64 mb
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    Note the real answer is 0Mb: it's an integrated graphics controller (not a card) that uses shared memory. It has no memory of it's own, rather uses system RAM as it's frame and texture buffer.
  3. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    by itself, it has NO memory, but that;s how integrated graphics run - i have a 64 MB integrated graphics card and it works just fine w/ age of empires - in the mac they have the 144MB card if you run in OSX, If you Run in windows, Vista will boost that to 358MB (which is why windows will run games much better than OSX) - but OSX is MUCH better for a LOT of other stuff that windows can NOT do. so use bootcamp and install windows if you want to play age of empires.
  4. groovdudeyo thread starter macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2008
    cool thanks age of empires is really the only game that i play the second and third although i dont have the third ive played it before

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