Understanding the Windows 8 graphics driver model

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In Windows 8, the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) has evolved through several innovations in the graphics sub-system that will enable you to deliver great Windows user and developer experiences. This session will cover how to design and build Windows 8 systems with WDDM capable hardware and drivers.


OEM, IHV, Drivers, Graphics









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      Why is "Optimizing the graphics stack to improve performance on sleep & resume" an optional feature of WDDM1.2 drivers? I think this is important for the user experience and should be made mandatory. So there should be a bit pressure on graphic vendors to optimize their drivers (remember the bad nVIDIA drivers for Vista?)

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      Ahmed HP DPC

      1. Where can I get the documents listed on slide #26?
      2. From logo perspective; I understand that DX10 is a logo requirement for Win7 and DX10 feature level 9_3 is minimum required for Win8 logo. Where can I find out what is the delta of features between DX10 and DX10 feature level 9_3?

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