PDC09 – Pre-Conference – Windows Bootcamp Part 7 – Graphics Improvements in Windows 7

Windows 7 Usage of the GPU

  • Continues from Vista
    • Media Center UI
    • Video Playback
    • Desktop Window Manager (DWM)
  • Win7 DWM uses DirectX3D10.1 API
    • Scales in Performance all the way from low end integrated graphics cards to the highest level ones

Windows 7 High Color

  • Wider Gamur
    • Bigger then sRGB, eg. xvYCC, AdobeRGB
  • Higher precision
  • Higher Dynamic Range
  • Windows 7 provides
    • Color Calibration Tool
    • Gamma LUT Loader

High DPI Displays are now Common

  • Improvements in Windows UI & IE
    • Automatic Configuration in OOBE (Out-Of-Box-Experience)
    • Promotion the Control Panel UI for DPI

Current Challengues

  • 3D
    • Uses DX3..10
    • Challenges
      • Not always available
        • No Hardware
        • Server
    • New in Win7
      • usage of DirectX10.1
  • 2D
    • Uses GDI, GDI+
    • Challenges
      • Quality and Performance
    • New in Win7
      • usage of Direct2D
  • Text
    • GDI
    • Challenges
      • Quality, Not up to date
    • New in Win7
      • usage of DirectWrite
  • Imaging
    • GDI, GDI, WIC+
    • Challenges
      • Extensive Format
      • Support for Security
    • New in Win7
      • new WIC version
  • Device Control
    • GDI
    • Challenges
      • Outdated notion of devices

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