New Building Win 8 blog post details rendering improvements

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/b8/archive/2012/07/23/hardware-accelerating-everything-windows-8-graphics.aspx

it's best to read the article but pretty much explains how the GPU will be used in many more things by default and how much faster it will be since in Direct X 11.1, they've added new APIs that simplify GPU usage so that it's more efficient.

And saves battery and makes everything more responsive and smooth.

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via blogs.msdn.com


Personally this is worth upgrading for!