3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2013 4:17 PM by saturnotaku
Nikkii8D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I am currently running Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro with bootcamp. The dedicated video ram on the Windows partition is 32 mb. I would like to use the Windows partition for gaming. Is there any way of increasing the video ram on the Windows partition. And if I only have 32 mb of video ram, will I not be able to play games that require higher vram or will they still work just with worse quality?


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012), Windows 8
  • 1. Re: Bootcamp help.
    saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    The HD4000 graphics in your Mac has a tiny amount of dedicated memory (the 32 MB you're seeing) and borrows what it needs from your system RAM. That's where OS X reports its 384-512 MB. Games should still work fine, just set your resolution and in-game detail options accordingly. Most games should run OK at the MBP's native 1280x800 resolution at low to medium details.

  • 2. Re: Bootcamp help.
    Nikkii8D Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am looking to buy the new Tomb Raider. That needs 512mb. Should that work fine aswell? I don't want to end up buying a game and then not be able to play it.

  • 3. Re: Bootcamp help.
    saturnotaku Level 3 Level 3 (525 points)

    Best get yourself an Xbox or Playstation if you don't have one already. The console games will look better than the how you would need to set the HD4000 in order to get marginally playable framerates. Do a Youtube search for Intel HD4000 Tomb Raider, and there are several gameplay videos available. Most have the settings used in the description.