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Crysis DX9 vs DX10 Mem usage

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Just thought i'd give you guys the heads up on one of my recent observations.

Not sure if anyone has noticed this but it seems Crysis uses far more memory in DX9 mode than DX10. Get yourself the Crysis Bench Tool and check for yourself.

By the end of the 3rd run this is the maximum memory recorded (this is shown top right of screen during run)

1900x1200 ALL VERY HIGH = MEM 762MB
1680x1050 ALL HIGH DX9 = MEM 1472MB!!!

Something is a miss me thinks...lol

Also this memory doesn't seem to be VRAM afterall, but system memory. Because if this was VRAM it would be a slide show in DX9, which it certainly isn't for me.
 
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i too have noticed this, the dx10 must be more memory efficient.
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A bit off topic, but DX10 Hellgate:London also uses less RAM than DX9 Hellgate: London with the same settings and resolution.
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i too have noticed this, the dx10 must be more memory efficient.
That's more than just efficient lol. Also ppl seem to be misled thinking it's VRAM being shown in use. As anyone with any sense would know that if 1472MB VRAM was in use....to put it mildy your system would die.
 
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with ram cheap i dont thing its a problem. Let DX10 consime more mem but give us more fps.
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