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post #11 of 18
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You're thinking shared in the wrong direction. It's using part of the system RAM, it's not adding to the system RAM.

If I go into W7 performance monitor, it shows my total VRAM at like 2.7gb, because W7 loans out some system RAM to the GPU.
I thought that too but 470m actually has 1536MB of dedicated ram just found one gpuz screenshot (it uses a 192bit bus so that why the number is weird)
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post #12 of 18
Marketing gimmick.

Preying on people that don't build their own stuff ( typically).
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post #13 of 18
NVIDIA why did you give the 470m more Vram than the 470?

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That's really weird. Wonder what the logic is there.
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post #15 of 18
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But it's shared system RAM, not dedicated RAM like on the full blown cards.
No it's fully dedicated ram. GPU-Z clarifies this.

The logic is marketing. They know the GPU would fail if it had any less ram than 1GB so they simply push it up to 1.5GB for selling power. That and you'll see all 1.5GB used if you SLI two of those cards in 1080p.
     
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No it's fully dedicated ram. GPU-Z clarifies this.

The logic is marketing. They know the GPU would fail if it had any less ram than 1GB so they simply push it up to 1.5GB for selling power. That and you'll see all 1.5GB used if you SLI two of those cards in 1080p.

How do you SLI two embedded mobile GPU's?

I don't even see the logic from a marketing standpoint. It's just a laptop GPU.
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How do you SLI two embedded mobile GPU's?

I don't even see the logic from a marketing standpoint. It's just a laptop GPU.
If the GPU is embedded, you can't. However, you can buy the actual mobile GPU and add one to say, a Sager machine and upgrade it yourself.

If you have never experienced a gaming session from a DTR Laptop with a nice mobile GPU setup, then you wouldn't understand this line of thought. For the mobile market, this makes sense.
     
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Speakin of mobile gpus, where does one buy them for Sager laptops?


edit: There's MXM-Upgrade, but the best card you can buy for now is the 6970m, not a lot of options otherwise. 6970m is essentially a mobile HD 6850 with lowered clocks.
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