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Article name[edit]

This article was created at VRAM, moved to Video RAM, and then merged into Dynamic random access memory. I have relocated the content to its original location, VRAM. The DRAM article is too long as it is, and "VRAM" passes the usage test in MOS:ABBR, that is, references to this technology primarily appear in its fully abbreviated form. There is also some ambiguity with respect to Video RAM and Video memory, while "VRAM" is distinctly about this particular implementation of the technology. Ham Pastrami (talk) 06:33, 9 April 2009 (UTC)


The article need a image. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:51, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

The article is exaggregated[edit]

While it is true that VRAM dramatically increased the available bandwidth for displaying video data in the 1980s, it is untrue that Microsoft Windows or other GUIs would have been impossible. It also is untrue that VRAM was exclusively used in the beginning of the 1990s. Indeed, it was used on high-performance graphics cards those days, but not on consumer-grade hardware. On the low-end scale, the IBM PS/2 Model 30 MCGA graphics adapter indeed does use VRAM (at 8 bits bus width), but the very popular EGA and VGA graphics cards use classic DRAM (with 32 bits bus width). Most consumer-grade SVGA card controllers (like the OAK OTI-077, the Tseng Labs ET4000, Trident TVGA TVGA8900/TVGA9000 and Cirrus-Logic GD520/522x chips) also use DRAM. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:16, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Merger Proposal[edit]

I propose this merger because the dual ported ram article is barely a stub, and this, the vram article actually describes what dual ported ram is and what it does.TeeTylerToe (talk) 03:54, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Oppose – VRAM is a special kind of dual-ported RAM but the applications are/were quite different (dual-ported RAM is usually used in complex interfacing). Zac67 (talk) 17:35, 2 July 2013 (UTC)
Oppose. I disagree with the merger. Dual-ported RAM is more general concept which may be used for various purposes (e.g. in network cards, for interprocessor communication); VRAM is just one of its uses (although perhaps the most widespread one). Kolarp (talk) 11:06, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
Oppose - VRAM is a kind of dual port RAM, BUT dual port RAMs are used in other systems too, specially with some embedded systems, NIC, in some FPGA designs, etc. So merge "dual port" RAM into VRAM may induced some confusion. Dilshan (talk) 04:05, 29 August 2013 (UTC)