Microsoft works on Direct X11

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Windows 7 supports DirectX 11 that Microsoft says enables better gaming through more realistic graphics and faster playback of multimedia files.Microsoft has teams working with Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices to make sure these features end up on graphics cards. The new DirectX 11 graphics drivers help Windows 7 effectively break up tasks over multiple cores to boost application and graphics performance.

It means that Windows 7 will process video faster by unloading the task from the CPU to graphics processor cores. So far Nvidia has used DirectX compute capabilities in Windows 7 to accelerate tasks like manipulating images or playing DVDs via its graphics processing unit. An Nvidia spokesman said that Microsoft did a number of things within the operating system that allowed it to take the computing horsepower developed for visual computing and apply it to a range of tasks that have never been seen before.

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