Video Random Access Memory

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VRAM[1][2] is a common abbreviation for Video Random Access Memory, which is the dedicated memory a GPU uses to store and access the pixels and other graphics data rendered on a computer monitor. This is often different technology than other computer memory, to facilitate being read rapidly to draw the image. In some systems this memory cannot be read/written using the same methods as normal memory; it is not memory mapped.

The term "VRAM" sometimes means a specific technology used in the 1980s to implement it, dual-ported DRAM.

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  1. ^ "How Much VRAM Do You Need For Gaming? [2021 Guide]". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "What is VRAM? - Technipages". CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)