MBP 13 2011 - Video Memory

Daniel97

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

Ta :)
 

seong

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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?
 

DWBurke811

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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?
i'm fairly sure this only works on the intel 3000
 

Daniel97

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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
 

snaky69

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

maril1111

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Will this work for nVidia 9400m?
Nope according to this Macrumors Member from another thread

I'd certainly recommend going for 4GB given what you do. 8GB would be good too if it isn't that much more expensive.

The 9400M has a maximum amount of RAM it can use (256MB). However, having more RAM will mean the 9400M will be able to address that maximum without reducing system performance. So you may see a small improvement, but not much.
 
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imorton

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

Ta :)
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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