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I don't disagree that there may be a hardware upgrade. My point is that without running numbers increasing development, maintenance, and risk in order to "save RAM" is dogma not engineering. Rendering speed is just one consideration. That's why Slack.

That may be. But there's also no point in building something at all if your target audience's hardware won't run it or if it'll slow those machines to a crawl. There's a decent chance that the OP has no power over the pursestrings that would need to be opened for a hardware upgrade.

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