Question about Latitude & NVIDIA Graphics card memory

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Unquestionably Confused, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. I just received a new Latitude D820 laptop.

    When I placed my order for this computer, I ordered it with the 512mb
    NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M [320-4613].

    When I checked the computer in Setup, it showed the Video memory to be
    256mb. Checking further - via the NVIDIA utility it shipped with - it
    identified my card as being the NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M and showed TOTAL
    memory of 512mb with 256mb being SHARED memory.

    I looked at the NVIDIA site and found that this particular card comes in
    a number of configs including 128, 256 and 512mb but is mute on whether
    it's comprised of shared memory with on board or just onboard.

    This might be a dumb question but is the memory listed for these high
    end cards ALWAYS comprised of both on board & shared memory or did
    somebody slip me the wrong card, i.e. I should have a card with 512mb on
    Unquestionably Confused, Apr 16, 2007
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  2. Unquestionably Confused

    Tom Scales Guest

    Only by Dell. This is an area where Dell is deceitful. Dell publishes the
    total of dedicated and system memory. The other major OEMs publish the
    figure just for dedicated memory.
    Tom Scales, Apr 17, 2007
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