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AX-Turbo
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new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

Hello!

Does anyone here allready own a new Dell Studio XPS 15 or 17? I want to know which kind (DDR3/GDDR3/GDDR5) and dedicated size of memory the new Nvidia 420M/435M/445M GT graphic boards are using! Not one Dell assistant in chat can give me a concrete answer about this! At Dell page you can read only e.g. "2GB nVidia® GeForce® 435M GT" or even 3 GB at 445M GT - not very meaningful, and I can´t believe that this memory is dedicated, rather shared, or I am wrong?

So thanxxx for any information about this!

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kirkd
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

You have no faith!!!

The memory IS dedicated. Even Nvidia doesn't specify it, but who cares. The important feature is the SPEED - 233 gigaflops!!

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

The other important thing to remember is that these are not video cards - the video chip is soldered to the system board.  It's not removeable, replaceable or upgradeable.

 

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kirkd
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

The Set-up manual indicates DDR3 video RAM.

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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AX-Turbo
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

yepp I know that they are onboard cards, my english level is "rookie-english". ^^

So state of affairs is, both 420M GT and 435M GT are using 1 GB "real" DDR3 memory. (?)

I'd be interested to know specs of 445M GT also, but I guess this card will use 1 GB "real" GDDR5 memory.

Any short further info from a "new" XPS 15/17 user is welcome!

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AX-Turbo
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

almost two weeks are past, still no one at our planet can answer the questions above concretely (not even Dell assistants itself, unbelievable)...

the few XPS 15/17 reviews of "professional" laptop webpages are worthless cause no one of that noobs attends to graphic type and dedicated size of M4xx GT.

only one australian page reached ~10900 3DMark06 points with XPS 17 and 445M GT - it´s a good result I think. The question is still, is this possible with DDR3 or is this result rather a sign for GDDR5? 

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kirkd
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

One more time. The video RAM is DDR3. Please check your manual on line. Also, who cares what it is. It is what it is and that's it. This system delivers 233 gigaflops, which is FAST. Also, 10900 on 3DMark06 is a very good result. Too many people worry about the results in synthetic benchmarks. The onlyreal criteria is how fast it plays demanding games. I am positive you can find real game bench,marks out there for this system. 

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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kirkd
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Re: new XPS15 / XPS17: kind and size of Nvidia 4xxM GT graphic boards memory?

Here also is an Nvidia page showing the DDR3 RAM: RAM

XPS M1530, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Inspiron E1705, Win 10 CU Pro 32-bit
Dimension 9100, Win 10 AU Pro 32 bit
Inspiron 660, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Inspiron 3668, Win 10 CU 64 bit
Asus T100 Tablet, Windows 10 CU 32 bit

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