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So we've all dealt with video cards artifacting. I've thought of a solution! Instead of putting the VRAM on the card, why not make it a actual stick of RAM like DDR3? Video RAM goes bad, company ships out a new stick and bam, or you can upgrade from 1gb of VRAM to 2gbs. Seems like a good idea, right?
    
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Would need a whole revamp for Motherboards/Chipsets i think, entire manufacturing processes would need to be changed.

Much more simple for companies like Nvidia to ensure that any memory problems don't occur by simply adding more VRAM to their cards.

Also - not so sure of any connection between VRAM and artifacting!
Edited by lyster - 3/20/11 at 8:29am
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Good idea but easier said than done
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The idea seems to ride along the lines of AMD's Fusion technology (http://sites.amd.com/us/fusion/apu/Pages/fusion.aspx). The premise is that you would only need to upgrade the actual CPU+GPU chip (AMD calls it the APU) while keeping the rest of the platform. The release is fast approaching so we'll see how it pans out in the real world over the next few years.
     
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