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the name, XPBench is not really designed to be a skinning benchmark
program (we suggest checking out programs like SkinBench for that).
Rather, XPBench is specifically designed to query which Windows XP
features a video card/driver combination supports and then to
demonstrate the performance improvements supporting the XP API's
this time, XPBench checks for the following:
Does the driver support constant alpha blending (this improves the
performance of fade effects as an example)
Does the driver support per pixel alpha blending (window shadows make
use of this)
strongly encourage you to read the Drivers
page to learn more, especially about why drivers are often a weak link
in the system and its performance.
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