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Windows Recommended Update Claims to Improve Performance, but Actually Cuts It RRS feed

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  • Be aware:  Yesterday's Recommended Windows Update for Windows 7:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670838

    Per information on the page linked-to above (emphasis mine):

     

    This update improves the features and performance of the following components:

    • Direct2D
    • DirectWrite
    • Direct3D
    • Windows Imaging Component (WIC)
    • Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)
    • Windows Animation Manager (WAM)
    • XPS Document API
    • H.264 Video Decoder
    • JPEG XR codec

     

    Performance measurement says otherwise - the update actually cut the performance of Direct2D by almost 25%

     

     

    -Noel


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    Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:22 PM

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