|Saw that last night. It was a fascinating article that pretty much restored my faith in Tom's Hardware. I'm glad that my main machine has nvidia cards in it.|
The basic 2D interface was one of the things I didn't like about XP--it made fast machines seem slow at times. While I personally think that Microsoft should have included something like Aero in XP (Apple has been using an OpenGL-accelerated UI since 2002), at least XP's 2D engine was a huge improvement over Win9x. Windows 98's GDI was not only painfully slow, but also quite unstable. Premiere+PS could bring Win98 to a halt in no time.
It'll be interesting to see how fast AMD can improve their Win7 2D performance.
Waiting for part 2... :)
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