Originally Posted by Wile E
There was something wrong with your test system if Aero affected performance. Aero runs fine on my neighbor's GMA equipped lappy.
And MS could've done that with DX9. You should be grateful that they didn't. My point is that there's no point in bitching about DX10 being Vista only.
no, u dont get it, i wish they had, because it would have been the death of vista period, i cant think of a singel sain person i know who would have bought vista then, because none of their currnet games would play, and games would be the ONLY thing that would get them to buy vista.
and the GMA i used was from an early 775 dell, also tested on a buddys OLD first gen pentium-m dell with GMA (intel onboard video sux)
weird thing vista says it has 32mb ram, when the bios only offer 1mb 4mb or 8 mb as options o.O must be some driver based forced boost, since i know areo requiers more video memory.
the fx5500 strangely enought ran windowblinds6 fine......no perf impact at all.......
i honestly wish ms had made vista its own product, dumping dx9 and lagacy app support, force everybody to buy new software and hardware, would have been a great way to force people to buy all new software when they got a new pc, or force OEM's to sell dual boot systems, or hell both.