Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 30th Oct 2005 06:41 UTC, submitted by Andrew Bragdon
Windows BentUser has Part II of an in depth preview of Windows Vista, which includes a look at some more Vista features as well as some analysis of overall performance, including a numerical comparison with Windows XP. Also takes a look at the new error reporting/self healing features and the cross-computer syncing features.
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Slow GUI on Win XP with a 3 GHz CPU? Well, for one, the CPU doesn't matter much. It's the video drivers that really make the difference.

I'm running Win x64 on a Athlon 3800 X2 with a nvidia 7800 card. When I ran it without the Nvidia drivers, the GUI was crap just like you describe. After installing the drivers, everything happens pretty much instantly.

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