How to find out size of graphics card ?

Shane Ambler FreeBSD at ShaneWare.Biz
Sun Dec 4 23:54:12 UTC 2016

On 04/12/2016 01:53, Manish Jain wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using a Radeon R5 230 graphics card (Caicos, 1 GB) on my FreeBSD 11
> system. I was trying to ascertain whether the system recognizes the card
> as a 1 GB card.
> Here's a couple of snips I get.
> dmesg | grep -i radeon :
> info: [drm] radeon: 1024M of VRAM memory ready
> info: [drm] radeon: 512M of GTT memory ready.

1024MB equals 1GB - so yes FreeBSD sees that the video card has 1GB
VRAM equals video ram

The 512M of GTT memory refers to the graphics translation table

> b) Are the terms 'graphics memory' and 'video memory' the same ? I ask
> this because booting from UBCD (Linux) on my computer, I vaguely
> remember/think I got to see 16 MB stated somewhere as the size of video
> memory.

Yes they are the same thing, being the memory dedicated to displaying
an image on the monitor.

If you saw 16MB then you misread or mixed another devices info with the
video card.

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