I'm building a desktop for my son who uses some medium to high level graphics applications. The board I have is an MSI and has integrated video with UMA Shared memory.
I know this reserves a block of ram (determined by me in the bios) for video memory. My question is how much slower (if noticeable) will it be.
Which is my best choice: 1) Maxing the RAM at 4GB and designating 256mb - 512mb - 1GB for the UMA or 2) getting a video card with its own integrated memory?
Footnote: The memory Im using is the Kingston PC5400 DDR2 800MHz Memory. Not the top choice, I know.