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I know that both systems have a total of about 512MB of RAM, but the PS3's has 256MB dedicated to video while the other 256MB is system memory. I was curious can the developers use the other system ram for video too? I'm no tech guru, so for you boys out there with some knowledge, elaborate please.
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I'm sure swaping/paging to system memory can occur. PCs can certainly do it, and the PS3 has more bandwidth available for that sort of thing.

However, I'd think that it is avoided if possible. Even with the extra badwidth there would still be a significant penalty for having to go back to main memory.
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