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68. Re: No subject Nov 11, 2006, 00:20 Creston
Well all very amusing but you're basically ignoring driver issues as being the major factor (and with a new driver model this isn't shocking) and the fact the DX10 _will_ see a huge drop in DX overhead for gaming

Well, that's what we ASSUME to be the reason. I'm not saying it is, I'm just saying that if the OS is about 300% more resource consuming than the previous OS, I somehow doubt that games are going to run as well or even better on it. So if a year from now, games still run 10+% faster on XP, I'll be the first to say "I told you so!"

As for the DX overhead in gaming, I don't have that much knowledge on DX and so I'll take your and certain developers' word for it. One thing I wonder though. How much overhead is DX currently taking? Is it really that much? Is it that much that Vista's own added resource-hogging will still be nullified by the gains from DX10?

I say no. That's based on nothing but a pure guess, but it seems a reasonable one. I don't think I have many games where DX9 took 512MB of memory...


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