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VRAM - a memory for graphics
VRAM is important for video games

Have you come across the abbreviation VRAM and would like to know what it is? We'll explain it to you..

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Anyone who has ever looked more closely at the hardware of their own computer may have stumbled across the abbreviation "VRAM". This is a specific amount of memory in the computer. Find out exactly what VRAM means and what it's good for in this article.

VRAM - a memory for graphics

More common than VRAM is the so-called RAM (Random Access Memory): the main memory of your computer. The VRAM is also a memory, is built into the graphics card and is therefore part of the hardware of a PC. The abbreviation VRAM stands for Video Random Access Memory . So it is a working memory for videos on which data can be written and from which data can be read out.

The more capacity the video RAM has, the more complex videos and graphics a PC can play and display. To do this, the graphics processor, also known as the GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), accesses the VRAM. Similarly, the RAM is used by the main processor, also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit)..

VRAM is important for video games

The capacity of the graphics memory VRAM is important for video games, for example. For a more complex game, the memory capacity must be correspondingly high. The technology that is actually behind VRAM is no longer used in modern graphics cards, instead there are technologies such as GDDR-RAM (Graphics Double Data Rate Random Access Memory). Even so, the graphics memory in a computer is still very often referred to as VRAM.


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