Feb 4th 2009 4:38AM Like alot of people already know windows media player speeds up loading times and sometimes even FPS in WoW. Myself i didnt know about this until recently and im surprised no one has a good explanation for it so i thought id give you one.
DirectX comes with a feature called DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) which allows certain CPU intensive operations to be offloaded to the GPU.
The intension of this feature was not to speed up gaming but rather to make iex. video decoding, rendering and video playback faster and smoother. And as a side effect it speeds up certain games.
Jul 16th 2008 2:53AM Having played on both ends of Cheat Death i must say that i approve of this nerf. There where so many situations where it made a huge diffrence in outcome.