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Reviewed by: Carl Nelson [09.07.04]
Manufactured by: Microsoft

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Gaming Performance

This is probably the most important factor for most people. Keep in mind that when SP1 was used, DirectX 9b was being used (since that is the version that is so widely available - it is on every new game disc right now, etc). When SP2 is installed, it updated DirectX to version 9c.

Most of the games actually saw a small increase in performance! Doom 3 wasn't affected; note that it was the only OpenGL game included in these tests.

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