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Old 05-11-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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Article on Performance of OpenGL on Vista and XP

There's an article that some of you may find interesting as it compares graphics performance of OpenGL apps on Vista and XP. The results may surprise some of you.

As some of you may know, OpenGL (without the proper Installable Client Drivers) on Vista is run through a DirectX wrapper - the consequence being that OpenGL applications suffer substantial losses in performance.

However, with the proper drivers, OpenGL is fully supported on the hardware with Vista, and official benchmarks suggest very competitive performance with XP (generally, relative to XP performance, OpenGL apps on Vista perform in 90% range). It is possible that as Vista and its driver technology matures, performance may match, or perhaps even exceed XP's.

Read the full article.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:52 AM   #2
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Thats actually pretty good. Alot better then I expected. And yeah, give vista another 6-12months and it should iron out its problems.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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Give it another 6 months and just buy OSX v5. Then find yourself 4 years ahead of M$ again. BWahaha.
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:22 PM   #4
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Except for the amount of games you can play....
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Old 05-11-2007, 12:56 PM   #5
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Give it another 6 months and just buy OSX v5. Then find yourself 4 years ahead of M$ again. BWahaha.
or just download Ubuntu 7.04 now and save yourself the wait and 100 dollars.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:06 PM   #6
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I want to try Ubuntu but I use my PC only for games right now. If only I could have the best of both worlds.
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Old 05-11-2007, 10:25 PM   #7
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You can Reality get a cross platform mac. That way you can play PC games (Im pretty sure, but I need that extra 1% to be completely sure) and get the stability that a mac can offer.

And that means you can still feed the money monster that is Bill Gates because of their contract with Apple.
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