The launch of Windows Vista will not only fatten the pockets of Gates’ but it will also bring with it DirectX 10. “It will offer six to eight times the graphics performance of DirectX 9.0″
Set to ship at the end of the year, Windows Vista will be Microsoft’s first major operating system release since introducing Windows XP in 2001. The new Windows Vista operating system offers a shiny new user interface, better security, improved data organization, and near-instantaneous search.
The new operating system will be a major gaming platform release because it includes DirectX 10, an upgraded and rebuilt collection of APIs that, according to Microsoft, will offer six to eight times the graphics performance of DirectX 9.0. In our final look at Windows Vista, we find out what DirectX 10 means for gaming.