Windows 7 will be more than just a better interface. Under the hood changes will make chips from Intel, Nvidia and Advanced Micro Devices for 7 to ratchet performance on Windows operating systems Microsoft earlier.
Microsoft announced Wednesday it has completed the code of Windows 7, you sit with the new PC from the ship October 22. Improvements include the way Windows handles multi-tasking, graphics acceleration and drives solid state.
Windows 7 will enable better performance for multitasking; graphics acceleration and drives solid state
Windows 7 will enable better performance for multitasking, graphics acceleration and solid state disks.
Microsoft is working closely with Intel, whose chips are the vast majority of PCs with Windows 7 power. A July 22 Post by Joakim Lyalya Intel, Alliance Manager for Microsoft, described how Microsoft and Intel saw “unique opportunities to optimize Windows 7 for Intel processor technology in the areas of performance, power management and graphs.
In his blog, focusing on Lyalya improvements based on multi-tasking “SMT Parking ‘which provides additional support for the Windows-7-Scheduler for Intel Hyper-Threading Technology is available. With Hyper-Threading, the system Operating processor offers a unique heart two processor cores. For example, a quad-core system would be seen with eight cores, possibly improving multi-tasking – or the tasks (threads) simultaneously.
Hyper-Threading is back in fashion at Intel after withdrawal of Intel Core 2 chips (it debuted in the Pentium 4). Nehalem Core “i” series processors Hyper-Threading, because none of atom chips. Intel, in fact, now includes Hyper-Threading in the heart of a specification to chip. The Core i7-975 processors, for example, is recorded as “4 cores, 8 threads.
Lyalya also reported improvements in startup time and shutdown. “Our common goal was to calculate the reaction fastest possible experience.” (Lyalya ‘blog war in einem PC-Welt Artikel zitiert.)
Windows 7 will also do more than in previous operating systems with graphics – and here, DirectX 11 is characterized as the most anticipated technology. An AMD recent blog describes a “beast called tessellator … game developers to create smoother, less blocky and organic looking objects in games. “The blog describes how DirectX was redesigned” to ensure that it is much more efficient “with multicore processors, such as AMD’s Opteron chip.
In addition to games, has the potential of Windows 7, a graphics processing unit (GPU) from AMD and Nvidia make a all-purpose computing engines, used to speed up tasks such as daily work at the computer d a processor. In particular, “the calculation Shader” can be used for more general tasks of speed. The key word to describe this technology is a mouthful: GPGPU, or General Purpose Graphics Processing Unit.
April in an interview described Sumit Gupta, Product Manager for the NVIDIA Tesla GPGPU in detail. “What this means for consumers is essentially when the laptop has a GPU from ATI or Nvidia GPU, it will be faster for the OS because the OS will see essentially two processors in system. This is the first time you go into the operating system see, the GPU computes the two graphics chips and a driver, “he said.
Gupta gave an example of application is started. “For example, if you run (Google) Picasa, which is fully executed on the processor. (But) the minute you select an image and apply a filter, the filter will be executed on the GPU, “he said.
Another beneficiary of the improved technology Windows 7: The discs in the solid state, which are generally faster than hard drives and higher niche markets such as ultra mobile PCs end gaming PCs and servers.
These systems can leverage technology called Windows 7 Trim command. In a recent interview Troy Winslow, marketing manager for the NAND Products Group at Intel explained the importance of Windows 7 Trim command, which removes the empty area on a solid-state drive.
Even when deleting data blocks on a disk solid state disk looks like it is still full, according to Winslow. Trim allows you to get these blocks to re-release and sustained performance. Each player will deteriorate somewhat over time. With its trim, you’ll be able to stay longer in Europe than the pristine, “he said.