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GTX 1660 Has 6GB VRAM but windows saying 14GB

1 minute ago, AsianLord said:

Ok but I have 16gb of RAM though?

You have only 8GB+ available for use as video RAM, as the you're using almost 8GB in use by other things currently.

 

That 14GB will fluctuate as you use more/less of your 16GB.

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That is total available graphics memory. This means it is including the 6GB; or dedicated video memory from your GPU, and 8GB from your RAM. 


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11 minutes ago, AsianLord said:

image.png.95f8c3ae20a0bfe2fadb4451ff4e8ca3.pngAnyone know why it's saying this?

It seems to be counting shared memory too, you can see the actual amount in "dedicated video memory"


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Clearly shows 6. 


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It's literally listed right below, 6GB dedicated plus the rest available to share from system memory.


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1 hour ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

deticated is the amount of vram on the card. Your os will let the gpu use system ram if more vram is needed. Thats where the 14gb is from. 6gb on the card and 8gb of system ram. 

Ok but I have 16gb of RAM though?

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1 minute ago, AsianLord said:

Ok but I have 16gb of RAM though?

You have only 8GB+ available for use as video RAM, as the you're using almost 8GB in use by other things currently.

 

That 14GB will fluctuate as you use more/less of your 16GB.


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12 minutes ago, AsianLord said:

Ok but I have 16gb of RAM though?

windows gives up to half of the system ram to the gpu, so if you add more ram. You can monitor the usage of both in task manager

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