Nvidia Says Windows 7 Will Have Significantly Improved Graphics Performance Over Older Versions of Windows

Posted Jul 27, 2009

Nvidia product manager Chris Daniel said in a blog post that Windows 7 is “the first Windows operating system to treat the graphics processing unit (GPU) as a real peer to the CPU.” Windows 7 will offer improved graphics performance by efficiently delegating graphics intensive work to video cards.

One noteworthy factor behind the operating system’s speed boost is DirectX Compute. DirectX Compute is an API that allows developers to utilize the parallel computing power built into newer graphics processors.

Windows 7 has been released to manufacturers and will be available to everyone else on October 22nd.