4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 22, 2017 12:28 PM by Stefan3D

    Question about integrated video cards

    Maarten_Verburg

      So im planning on buying a extra 4gb of ram for my laptop while searching information about this i found a topic on another forum where someone said that more ram automatically increases dynamic video memory is this true or just a lie?

        • 1. Re: Question about integrated video cards
          Maarten_Verburg

          And if this is true how would i be exactly benefiting from this i do some really low gaming and would like to know what it does

          • 3. Re: Question about integrated video cards
            Al Hill

            Patience, Grasshopper.  The Intel support staff will get to you.

             

            Doc

            • 4. Re: Question about integrated video cards
              Stefan3D

              source: Frequently Asked Questions for Intel® Graphics Memory on Windows® 10

               

              What is the maximum amount of graphics memory or video memory my computer can use?

              The table shows the maximum graphics limits supported by the Intel® HD Graphics Driver depending on your processor. The actual maximum graphics memory limit reported by Windows can vary. The memory limit is dependent on non-Intel-controlled factors—for example, available system memory, BIOS, or system settings. For more detail on how Windows handles memory management, see Microsoft documentation for Graphics Memory Reporting through WDDM.

               

               

              Intel® ProcessorMaximum Graphics Memory1 on Windows® 10
              Intel® UHD Graphics 620Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 580Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® Iris® Graphics 550/540Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® HD Graphics 530/520Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® HD Graphics 515Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® Iris® Graphics 6200/6100Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® HD Graphics 6000/5500Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® HD Graphics 5300Limited by OS to one-half of System Memory
              Intel® Iris® Pro Graphics 5200Up to 2048 MB
              Intel® Iris® Graphics 5100Up to 2048 MB
              Intel® HD Graphics 5000/4600/4400/4200Up to 2048 MB
              Intel® HD Graphics 4000/2500Up to 1792 MB
              Intel® Celeron® Processors 900/1000/G1000/2000/J1000/N2000/N3540/N2940/N2840/N2808/N3000/N3050/N3150 Series with
              Intel® HD Graphics
              Up to 1792 MB
              Intel® Pentium® Processors 2000/G2000/G2100/3000/G3000/J2000/N3000/G3460/G3450T/G3250/G3250/G3250T/N3700 Series with
              Intel® HD Graphics
              Up to 1792 MB
              Intel Atom® Processor Z2700/E3800/Z3700/N3000/N3050/N3150/N3700Up to 748.5 MB


              1The actual amount of maximum graphics memory on your computer can be less than the amounts listed in the table. The actual amounts greatly depend on your computer configuration. The best place for obtaining information about your computer configuration is from the computer manufacturer. Your computer manufacturer can alter features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes that limit or reduce the actual maximum graphics memory. 

               

              Will adding more physical memory increase my graphics memory amount?

              Yes, for processor graphics on 5th generation Intel® Core™ processors and later. See the table from previous question above. But earlier generation hardware had architectural limits such that graphics memory would typically reach its ceiling with 4 GB of system memory.