Yet its not an opinion. Its math. It's clearly obvious. And if you've done nothing but make snide comments at me and remarks and argue semantics with me. Heck even Nvidia says the problem's I've encountered in these tests are memory related. I wish I had the luxury of 1 liner staw man semantical arguments. The data is clearly in front of you.. But instead of talking about the data in question. You attack the person presenting it because you have nothing else to go on. Good Game Medion. Good Game. I'll just run around on forums and start making things up like. "High bandwith mitigates the need for memory footprint!" It seems to work for some people.
Originally Posted by MikeC
It's possible that this type of situation could also be related to the differences in compression technology that ATI and NVIDIA employ. It would be interesting to conduct memory usage tests between the 4870 and GTX 280 using a program that reports video memory usage like VidMemWatch or RivaTuner.
Sadly. These types of things are extremely hard to monitor under Windows Vista because of how Vista manages/uses memory. ((It eats every drop up and uses it all. Even video memory and only frees resources as they are requested)) This is a test that simply must be ran in Windows XP to fully explore something's memory usage,.