video RAM



  • The memory utilized in a video card. It has to be fast enough to keep up with the screen refresh rate, usually consists of fast dynamic RAM, and allows for the CPU to write to it at the same time said RAM refreshes the image being displayed at a given moment. When referring to its function as a buffer which stores the data contained in a single frame, also called frame buffer.
  • Any memory utilized in the production, manipulation, or storage of video. The main memory of computer may be utilized, but is not optimized for such use, as video RAM (1) is.
  • synonymvideo memory
  • synonymvideo random-access memory


  • noun a high speed random access memory used to store computer-generated or digitised images