Re: determine the amout of video ram

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Rick Stevens wrote:
> Don't forget the color depth.  If you go to 8- or 16-bit color rather
> than the 24-bit color, you cut your memory requirements by 33-66%.  You
> can then get the 1152x864 size, but not as many colors.  Here is the
> video RAM needed for an 1152x864 display:
>         24-bit: 24MB
>         16-bit: 15MB
>         8-bit:  7.5MB
> If all you can give is 8MB, you're limited to an 8-bit 1152x864 display
> (256 colors).  The formula is:
>      video RAM needed (in MB) = (width x height x number-of-bits)/1048576

Interesting theory. All my machines use the same PCI graphics card, with
4.5MB of onboard RAM. They run 16 bit color at up to 1600x1200 on
windoze, 1400x1050 on OS/2, and 1280x960 (at least, I haven't tried
higher) on Linux. The windoze menu indicates I could run 1280x1024 at 24
bit, but I can't tell any difference between 16 bit and 24 bit anyway.
"You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
                                                John 8:32 NIV

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