MBP 13 2011 - Video Memory

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  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it true if you upgrade to 8GB RAM the video memory jumps from 256 to 512MB dedicated?

    Ta :)
     
  2. aldejesus macrumors regular

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    Yes.
     

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  3. seong macrumors 65816

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    I do not want to hijack this thread, but does that mean you get way better performance out of it? I mean, for example, my 9400m will have 512MB instead of 265MB, which is twice as much. Will the overall gaming/video editing improve?
     
  4. Macdeez macrumors member

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    Wow if this is true it would be great honestly!
     
  5. DWBurke811 macrumors 6502a

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    i'm fairly sure this only works on the intel 3000
     
  6. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    K, I have the Intel 3000, if i upgrade and the memory jumps up to 512mb what will it help with? Render faster, more fps?Will it improve gaming?
     
  7. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As above then.

    Once it jumps from 256 to 512 will i notice any benefits?

    If i use lightroom or imovie for example?

    Would it just increase my FPS in games? If so its useless as i dont play games lol
     
  8. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    It would have more memory for textures. But is still has the same clock speed. I doubt you'd notice much of anything.
     
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    maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    Nope according to this Macrumors Member from another thread

     
  11. imorton macrumors 6502

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    The 2011 13" Macbook Pro has 384 MB of Vram to begin with. So by upgrading your ram to 8GB, your Vram will increase from 384MB to 512MB.

    I hope this helps, IAN...
     

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