MBP 2012 i7 with 8GB RAM VRAM problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Drwalcore, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Drwalcore macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2016
    Hi guys! I have very weird question.
    I have seen an used Macbook 2012, 15.4", 8GB RAM, i7 2.6Ghz.
    With stated specs it should have 1024 of integrated VRAM memory, but everywhere in settings and in "About this Mac" section it shows 512 mgb only.
    I am aware that with this graphics processor reserves 512 MB, 768 MB, or 1 GB of RAM for video function by with 4 GB, 8 GB or 16 GB of RAM installed, respectively).
    In other 2012 i7 models with 8GB of RAM I have always seen 1024MB of VRAM.
    If that helps it has very old system here - i think that it is 10.7.3 one.

    Any ideas or explanations?

  2. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    The VRAM allocations went up in later versions of OS X.
  3. Drwalcore thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 19, 2016

    So If there would be upgrade... It should jump up to 1024MB?
    Do I get it right?

    Why there's no model-year shown?
  4. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    More VRAM will not help performance at all, so you shouldn't worry about this.
  5. Ampidire macrumors 6502


    Feb 1, 2007
    What it reports there and what it's actively using aren't always the same, it's supposed to change as the machine requires more VRAM vs system RAM.

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