There’s been a very interesting and productive exchange of comments on my previous TopDesk post. James Stewart of Otaku Software, the developers of TopDesk, pulled me up on some of my comments (given I was a bit unfair), so I explained myself. See the post comments for full details.
The result of which is that I’m trying it again. This time though with the spatial and grid modes since thats where the increase in speed is. James also explained that the memory usage is down to a combination of DirectX and video card drivers. It’s also worth noting that some of the memory usage will be on the video card.
So I shall report back later on my progress.