I have found that on computers running vista the iTunes Cover Flow has a very slow FPS.
My friend's computer is running windows vista home premium and specs follows:
2.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo
2GB DDR2 Ram
256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS
And the Cover Flow is embarrassingly slow.
My case is even more embarrassing. Even when I'm running a computer such as follows:
3.2GHz Intel Core i7
6GB DDR3 Ram
1GB Radeon HD 4870
The Cover Flow is just as bad. The FPS looks about 5.
On my old computer running window xp:
2.66GHz Intel Pentium 4
512MB Radeon HD 2600 (AGP card!)
The FPS was so smooth it kinda needed verticle sync.
The specs of my old computer are way worse but it does the Cover Flow no sweat. So what's wrong with vista.
I ran iTunes in compatibility mode with windows xp but there was no difference.
Could Direct X 10 be doing this?
Maybe with windows 7 with DX 11 I think, will it be fixed or worse running that? I don't know but does anyone know a way to fix this.
It's not a tragedy but is irritating (me being a perfectionist and preformance enthusiast) because I can run any game on High setting but can't run the Cover Flow to a acceptable level.