Between the CPU and the video card, it is the VRAM that acts as a buffer that ensures that we can enjoy graphics-intensive games and applications without interruptions. Therefore, when we have difficulty running games or applications like a video editor, we have to check how much video RAM (VRAM) Windows has available..
Therefore, we are going to see a simple very quick guide so that you can quickly check how much video RAM you have available in Windows 11; in case of having Windows 10, the way to verify it is quite similar.
How to check how much video RAM (VRAM) Windows 11 has
The first thing we will have to do is press Windows + i to access Windows Settings. Once we are here we will have to go to the left sidebar and select "System". Next, we go to the right panel and we will have to choose the "Screen" tile..
Once we are in the display screen, we will scroll down to the bottom to be able to find the entry "advanced display". We will have to expand the options menu by pressing on the side arrow.
In this new window, we are going to choose the monitor for which we want to see the configuration and then we will click on the entry " Display adapter properties "..
In the "Properties" dialog box, we can see the current value of video RAM, it is available just on the right side of "Dedicated video memory".
What is a GPU?
The GPU is a small chip found on your computer's graphics card. Popularly called as video card. This specialized processor is dedicated to accelerating the rendering of graphics, displaying images on the screen, loading games, etc.
Is VRAM better than RAM?
RAM is used to store temporary system files and restores data on restart, VRAM is responsible for storing image data. It is faster than system memory, but the vast majority of users have more system memory than VRAM. Also, VRAM cannot be replaced on PCs with discrete GPUs, whereas in most situations, RAM can be replaced or upgraded.