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    I hear people talking about Dedicated video cards on a laptop. Is there really such thing as a dedicated video card inside a laptop. I can see dedicated ram memory for the card but should the cards be called instead integrated cards with dedicated memory? You are not going to open up your laptop and add an extra video card.

    Maybe they are talking about a USB video card that they are calling Dedicated.

    What gives? Are they just wrong calling a video card that is integrated with it's own memory Dedicated?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny b
    ... Is there really such thing as a dedicated video card inside a laptop...
    Discrete graphics chip, yes.
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    Sorry, not the answer I was looking for.
    It's still integrated but the ram is not is what I am guessing unless it is a ViDock.

    Anyhow, try again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny b
    ... Is there really such thing as a dedicated video card inside a laptop...
    If that was not the question,
    Someone else can take over answering whatever question that you're asking.
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    Something like this?

    http://techblogzone.b l o g s p o t.com/2012/01/msi-gus-ii-thunderbolt-external-video.html (remove the spaces in b l o g s p o t).
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    Yes that is really dedicated but I see laptops being sold with the description "dedicated video card". They are meaning that it uses it's own memory on itself instead of taking it from the add-in memory on the motherboard is the only thing that I can figure out.
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    FWIW, here's a pic of the 1.5GB Nvidia GeForce GT 555M GPU (40N3X7 1040A1 N12E-GE-B-A1) in an Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop



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    Do you think that is the memory at the left of the chip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny b View Post
    Do you think that is the memory at the left of the chip?
    Yes it's the GPU's own memory, like a video card in a desktop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny b View Post
    Yes that is really dedicated but I see laptops being sold with the description "dedicated video card". They are meaning that it uses it's own memory on itself instead of taking it from the add-in memory on the motherboard is the only thing that I can figure out.
    Ah ok.
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