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Does disabling aero improve gaming performance?

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I just picked up a 144HZ monitor from ASUS(awesome display for $300 btw) and I'm trying to squeeze as much frames as I can, I lowered the settings in games of cuorse but I was wondering if disabling aero would improve my performance at all?
my specs are I7 2600K 4.3GHZ GTX 580.
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No, Aero is disabled when gaming.
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No, Aero is disabled when gaming.
Odd it doesn't happen for me, maybe it's because I play in windowed borderless since I got dual monitors.
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Odd it doesn't happen for me, maybe it's because I play in windowed borderless since I got dual monitors.

Yeah, if you play full-screen, it should.

Why wouldn't you play full screen even if you have two independent monitors?
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Yeah, if you play full-screen, it should.

Why wouldn't you play full screen even if you have two independent monitors?
I tend to tab out during deaths/watch a movie/video sometimes on the other screen.
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Yeah, if you play full-screen, it should.

Why wouldn't you play full screen even if you have two independent monitors?

Not quite. It's off in terms of rendering, but it still uses VRAM (or at least as far as I can tell).

I turn it off. Less VRAM used by random stuff the better.
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Not quite. It's off in terms of rendering, but it still uses VRAM (or at least as far as I can tell).

I turn it off. Less VRAM used by random stuff the better.

and people compain about windows 8 not having aero,
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