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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...
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GPU - what is the benefit of additional shader cores and VRAM?

I am about to get a new laptop. I am going to use the laptop for video editing/encoding, on-the-fly screen recording of internet videos (so I don't want the video playback to be jerky while it's ...
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Dual Booted Macbook Pro Retina - inconsistent GPU VRAM on both OS's

I purchased a MacBook Pro Retina 15.4" recently and I dual-booted it with Windows 8. On the Mac OS it says I have 1 GB of VRAM for the NVidia 650m (which it should report), but under Windows there's ...
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32 bit windows max ram with discrete graphics card

I understand that if I have an integrated graphics and 4 gb of ram, windows 7 needs to address some of it o the integrated ones. However how come if I have a discrete graphics card with 1 gb of vram, ...
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Does a larger laptop screen size reduce graphics performance?

For example, does a laptop with a 17" screen have lesser graphics performance than the same graphics card in a laptop with a 15.6" screen? The common sense answer would be "yes", but in the computer ...
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Amount of VRAM in use?

When you go to the task manager, you can see how much RAM you're using. Is there any way to find out how much VRAM you are using? W7 64 bit here. ATI Radeon HD 4890 card EDIT: GPU-Z and HWiNFO ...