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post #1 of 6
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This may be a nubby question but unfortunately I am...

Is a 256MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1400 HyperMemory (Shared memory)

better than a

ATI Mobility RADEON X1400 (Dedicated 128 Mb)

i need this to help me choose a laptop.
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post #2 of 6
I would go with the dedicated memory as it will be faster and closer to the GPU. The shared memory ones also take away from the system memory which means you need more of it to make up for what is lost to the GPU.
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post #3 of 6
For the best possible performance from the system going with graphics/video which has it's own dedicated memory. Shared memory will use resources and slow the whole process.


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post #4 of 6
Stay away from Hypermemory. Its crap.
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thx.. man buying a laptop is gonna be complicated for me..
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post #6 of 6
I think the hypermemory means 128 dedicated and 128 shared...but I could be wrong.

Either way, I'd go for the purely dedicated one. Good luck.
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