Gordon Frohman wrote:I figure it's kinda like an Xbox HDD. It says 250gb, but like 20 or 30 of it is used for background functions. I am probably wrong though.
No, with HDD's they can legally lie because "gb" doesn't mean gigabytes, so it has like 10% less than it's supposed to (plus however many gigs the OS takes up)
But with video cards, we're talking VRAM, which has to be fairly close to the actual amount listed. 50-100 mb off maybe, not NOT like 250 off, that's crazy.
Ob, it's possible that maybe you didn't get the card you thought you did. Sometimes there are several different versions of the same kind of card that have less memory. Otherwise, it's possible that dxdiag isn't showing it right. With certain kinds of cards, for some reason, it like shows a completely different number I think, especially if it's an integrated card.
At least, I'm pretty sure that's right. I might have to look that up.
In any case, the VRAM isn't the most important aspect of the card. More VRAM does not necessarily mean a faster card.