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Windows 8 graphics: Microsoft has hardware accelerated all the things


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25-Jul-2012, 11:24 PM #1
Windows 8 graphics: Microsoft has hardware accelerated all the things
In what we believe to be the longest blog post ever posted on the web, Microsoft has detailed the extensive changes made to the Windows 8 graphics subsystem and DirectX 11.1. In short, everything in Windows 8 is hardware accelerated, and as a result its text, 2D, and 3D performance will blow Windows 7 away. DirectX 11.1 has also received a significant overhaul that should result in faster and more efficient games and applications.

As you can imagine, the bulk of the graphics changes in Windows 8 pertain to hardware acceleration for Metro-style apps. These apps are typographically rich and their interfaces are predominantly built out of simple geometric shapes lines, rectangles, rounded rectangles, ellipses. In Windows 8, the rendering speed of text and simple shapes has been massively increased across the board: Title and heading text renders 336% faster than Windows 7; Lines render 184% faster; Rectangles render 438% faster; and so on and on
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26-Jul-2012, 03:37 PM #2
336% faster? So... When I open a web page it will be like I opened it before I clicked it as far as tactile feed back and human perception goes

That should be great to see on a good system w/ SSD.
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