Video Random Access Memory
VRAM is a common abbreviation for Video Random Access Memory, which is the dedicated memory a GPU uses to store and access the pixels and other graphics data rendered on a computer monitor. It was invented by Texas Instruments in 1983. This is often different technology than other computer memory, to facilitate being read rapidly to draw the image. In some systems this memory cannot be read/written using the same methods as normal memory; it is not memory mapped.
- Video RAM (dual-ported DRAM), a specific technology used in the 1980s