When buying a notebook / laptop, regardless of whether it is a MAC or Windows 11, 10, .... PC, the term integrated graphics card appears!
If you have graphics integrated, part of your processor (CPU) is what is the case with AMD and Intel, this graphics card uses the normal system RAM, which is reserved exclusively for your graphics hardware.
The integrated graphics card!
An integrated graphics processing unit (GPU) does not use its own RAM; it uses system memory instead. So if you have a computer with 8 GB of RAM, the graphics card can use between one and five percent of the available memory for graphics processing. Of course, this percentage depends on the size of the task, especially if you are playing a game.
Dedicated graphics cards!
A dedicated GPU has its own source of video memory, so the memory used by your system is unaffected. For example, if you have a graphics card with 4 GB of video memory, that memory is completely separate from your computer with 8 GB of system memory. Dedicated cards are especially useful if you enjoy playing 3D games or are a professional graphic designer.
See also: ►► Why is my Intel HD graphics card slower than the others?
FAQ 81: Updated on: 24 July 2021 17:13