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Windows 7 Desktop
Windows 7 Desktop Windows Manager Cuts Memory Usage By 50%
This was posted and an interesting screenshot taken from the presentation by Anantha Kancherla which was about "Writing Your Application to Shine on Modern Graphics Hardware". It contained a sheet that mentioned that Windows 7 will cut memory usage in the graphics system of the Windows 7 Desktop Windows Manager by 50%. The same chart mentioned that the Windows 7 desktop manager will make use of the Direct3D 10.1 API which probably meant that it is supported if the video card is supporting DirectX 10.1. It is unlikely that Windows 7 will require a DirectX 10 video card to run at all given the current market share of those video cards.
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