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Your friend knows what he is talking about. Currently that is one of the best graphic cards for the money. The video card you have is what the techies call a “dedicated video/graphics card”. It does not share any memory with Windows since it has its own memory built in. This is a good thing. Dedicated graphic cards are better than the ones that are built-in and share memory with Windows. If you play PC games you really want a dedicated graphics card like yours, it will outrun any shared memory graphics card.
So this solves your problem, it’s not that you were not looking correctly in the BIOS it is that the option with that graphics card does not exist.
If you want to look at how much VRAM you AMD Radeon R9 285 has you can look it up the same way you did the model number, use the “dxdiag” command I showed you in the tutorial linked above. The option will be under the “Display 1” tab categorized as “Approx. Total Memory”. I am guessing the R9 285 has about 2 GB of RAM which will be listed around 2048 MB.
Btw, if you want to make your games go faster there might be a way you can “overclock” your graphics card GPU and VRAM. But please think twice before you do this because if you overclock too high you can kill your graphics card and you will have to buy another one. Ask the friend that recommended the graphics card to come by your home and do this for you, he can teach you how to overclock safely with software.