The DirectX blog is up

The DirectX blog can be found at http://blogs.msdn.com/DirectX. Any Direct2D posts I write will go on the DirectX blog instead of this blog, but I may still post occasionally about non-Direct2D topics. Please subscribe to the DirectX blog.

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Windows And Video Memory

The following explanations are overviews. In the interests of brevity, they neglect some corner cases. Definitions: Video memory: For our purposes, memory accessible by the GPU. For details, please see the “Graphics Memory Reporting through WDDM” whitepaper (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/graphicsmemory.mspx).Hardware acceleration: The process of performing computations on the GPU instead of the CPU.GDI: Graphics Device Interface –…

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