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blee38
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nuc 7i7dnhe MAX Graphics Video memory

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how much is the nuc 7i7dnhe MAX video memory?

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n_scott_pearson
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The drivers for Intel HD/UHD Graphics support dynamic memory assignment. That is, as the needs change, the driver will dynamically increase and decrease the amount of memory assigned.

By default, Intel HD/UHD Graphics will use up to 50% of the available DRAM, so up to 2GB on a system with 4GB of DRAM, up to 4GB on a system with 8GB DRAM, up to 8GB on a system with 16GB and so on.

Since dynamic assignment is supported, you should normally leave the BIOS settings for reserving/dedicating memory at their defaults. The only time that you should touch these settings is if you are using older software that (stupidly) requires that the memory be reserved before it will operate. In these cases, it is better to get a fix for the software rather than to change the static assignment.

It is important to understand that dedicating (reserving) more memory in BIOS Setup WILL NOT increase graphics performance! In fact, doing so will very likely disaffect overall system performance.

Hope this helps,

...S

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n_scott_pearson
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The drivers for Intel HD/UHD Graphics support dynamic memory assignment. That is, as the needs change, the driver will dynamically increase and decrease the amount of memory assigned.

By default, Intel HD/UHD Graphics will use up to 50% of the available DRAM, so up to 2GB on a system with 4GB of DRAM, up to 4GB on a system with 8GB DRAM, up to 8GB on a system with 16GB and so on.

Since dynamic assignment is supported, you should normally leave the BIOS settings for reserving/dedicating memory at their defaults. The only time that you should touch these settings is if you are using older software that (stupidly) requires that the memory be reserved before it will operate. In these cases, it is better to get a fix for the software rather than to change the static assignment.

It is important to understand that dedicating (reserving) more memory in BIOS Setup WILL NOT increase graphics performance! In fact, doing so will very likely disaffect overall system performance.

Hope this helps,

...S

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blee38
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got it, thanks a lot.

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