How Aero Works in Windows7/Windows8 ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    For Aero to work color depth 32-bit required. But actually desktop's color depth is 24-bit, with remaining 8-bits for transparency. As per my knowledge, 8-bit alpha/transparency exists only in the operating system and they do exist when the desktop image sent out to a physical monitor via VGA/HDMI/DVI connection.

    Question here - Does physical monitor showing 24-bit or 32-bit? Incase if it is 24-bit then how transparency part handled?

    Please clarify.


    Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:57 AM


  • Transparency can be interpreted by the OS, but that is slow. It is handled by the gpu.

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    Sunday, September 1, 2013 3:02 PM