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How can i know if i have dedicated or integrated gpu?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
August 10, 2013 6:27:57 AM

what does numbers mean?
i know that dedicated memory : 512mb is the real memory of my gpu.
But what are those other numbers?
Same goes to cpu, how can i know if its integrated or not? If it's marked "M" at the end i know that it's mobile, made for laptops and is integrated? Is it right?
a b } Memory
August 10, 2013 7:05:17 AM

Picture seems to be missing

Graphics can be integrated into motherboard chipset or processor
Graphics connector on rear of motherboard

Alternatively graphics card in pic-e slot

Integrated graphics usually grab some of main memory
Amount set in BIOS
Eg. 4096 mb ram. With 512mb shared ram leaves. 3584mb for windows assuming 64 bit Windows

Some low power CPUs soldered onto motherboard
But usually in a socket

Term Integrated not used for CPU


Mike barnes

August 10, 2013 10:13:49 AM

maybe now you see the picture? I want to know what does these numbers mean and how to separate and know when you buy dedicated or itegrated gpu

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a b } Memory
August 10, 2013 12:59:17 PM


have a look at

gives some guidance on this integrated [Mobile Laptop] graphics chip which is better than any Intel integrated graphics available in 2009

Windows and driver can grab some system memory then release it again


Mike Barnes
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