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Can someone explain to me what sideport memory is and how I know its being used?


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http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...port,2088.html

a brief explanation hope it helps
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Side port memory is extra memory on the MoBo for the GPU. It is faster than sharing system RAM. It is usually 64MB or 128MB I don't know have not stayed on top of. I know ATI and HP have made great use of. I am most familiar with the ATI 1100m IGP. It does push the level of performance a nice amount. But it is no challenge for a discrete GPU.

Not really a selling point. IGP w/shared can do office tasks so side ported not needed. It is not enough to help gaming substantially.
    
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Memory exclusively for the IGP instead of having to use the RAM.
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Originally Posted by Asus Mobile View Post
Side port memory is extra memory on the MoBo for the GPU. It is faster than sharing system RAM. It is usually 64MB or 128MB I don't know have not stayed on top of. I know ATI and HP have made great use of. I am most familiar with the ATI 1100m IGP. It does push the level of performance a nice amount. But it is no challenge for a discrete GPU.

Not really a selling point. IGP w/shared can do office tasks so side ported not needed. It is not enough to help gaming substantially.
The 780/785G with Sideport is good enough for basic gaming. It performs basically like a HD2400.
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Dedicated IGP memory
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The 780/785G with Sideport is good enough for basic gaming. It performs basically like a HD2400.
You must understand since I got my HD3650m 1GB I have become a snob. What I would of died for when I had 1150m is beneath me now. Someday mobile might not good enough for me. All is relative.
    
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My board uses that . with Very easy overclocking capabilitys
Mine was 400mhz. i have it running at almost 1 ghz!!! hahahahahaha
post #9 of 10
where is this sideport memory on the motherboard? have somebody a photo of sideport memory?
is it under a passive cooling or it is in a chip? (or another non viewable place)?


a photo could be helpful
thanks!
post #10 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by giannis1996 View Post

where is this sideport memory on the motherboard? have somebody a photo of sideport memory?
is it under a passive cooling or it is in a chip? (or another non viewable place)?


a photo could be helpful
thanks!

Sideport memory was a pretty short-lived thing used on a handful of AMD chipsets with integrated graphics. It was just a DDR IC soldered to the board next to the chipset. It was concealed (though rarely cooled) by a heatsink on some boards, but was visible on others.

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ASUSm4a785tdvevo_sidepoiort.jpg
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