Microsoft unveils the final/product name for "Windows 7"

Discussion in 'PC Hardware, Software and Displays' started by Richard, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Dominik D

    Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2007
    Messages:
    782
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Wroclaw, Poland
    And how is that funny or insightful?
     
  2. ShaidarHaran

    ShaidarHaran hardware monkey
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,026
    Likes Received:
    88
    I imagine any copy of Win7 out in the wild is also running in debug mode, thus making any performance criticisms entirely irrelevant.
     
  3. Albuquerque

    Albuquerque Red-headed step child
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2004
    Messages:
    3,872
    Likes Received:
    371
    Location:
    35.1415,-90.056
    Much like the Vista released before RC status. And that dailytech article is absolutely stunning in it's absurdity...
     
  4. aaaaa00

    Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    23
    WARP10 is a fully conformant multithreaded DX10 software rasterizer that will ship in Windows 7.

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd285359.aspx

    Performance on an 8-way i7 isn't great, but is orders of magnitude faster than refrast. And it even runs Crysis (slowly).

    Who wants to bet that this is a practice run for a future Larrabee software rasterizer or something like it?
     
    #104 aaaaa00, Nov 26, 2008
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 26, 2008
  5. Panajev2001a

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2002
    Messages:
    3,187
    Likes Received:
    8
    Well, even if it is not uber-great for gaming, maybe it will be able to decently run Windows 7's Aero without GPU assistance.
     
  6. Blazkowicz

    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Likes Received:
    256
    that would be an effective way to heat up your room a bit. but folding is more useful.
    very interesting piece of software mind you but the very best CPU is equal to the very worst IGP.
     
  7. aaaaa00

    Regular

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    790
    Likes Received:
    23
    i7 isn't optimized for GPU work, it's conceivable that Larabee will be much better.

    I am thinking WARP10 is just a practice run for when they have to build it for real on Larabee.
     
  8. Richard

    Richard Mord's imaginary friend
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2004
    Messages:
    3,508
    Likes Received:
    40
    Location:
    PT, EU
    Actually, if you take a closer look at the comparison in that article you'll see that the very best CPU is quite a bit better than even a good IGP. Anyway, this is simply a means to an end, not an end in itself, so don't get too bothered by it.
     
  9. tim987

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    microsoft are releasing new windows versions pretty fast thesedays.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...