This section contains information to help system designers and manufacturers optimize systems for best performance.
Many factors affect performance: firmware design, applications that load at system startup, memory and I/O components, and the built-in capabilities of system components such as graphics, storage, and networking devices.
In this section
Download a paper on the Windows PC Accelerators that improve performance: SuperFetch, ReadyBoot, ReadyBoost, ReadyDrive; guidance for PC and storage device manufacturers.
This paper describes how drivers can safely use hardware performance counters on Windows 7 platforms.