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It works well when you're wanting to use the GPU to execute transforms on a piece of your UI that isn't changing -- for instance, if you have a picture that you want to animate, squish, rotate, etc.
But bitmap caching/GPU acceleration (in its current implementation) slows things down pretty dramatically if you're continuing to update the visual tree inside the part of your UI that you'd like to cache/manipulate.
I guess this could make things worse for other graphics-intensive apps running at the same time. If the graphics card doesn't have enough video RAM to cache everything, I assume Silverlight will degrade gracefully and will just use more CPU cycles to re-render the UI.
Thanks for your help, Richard After experimenting a great deal with bitmap caching, we ended up turning it off in our application.
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If it was always beneficial, I assume it would be enabled by default.
I found this similar question with a good answer by Anthony WJones: So one downside is that it uses more video RAM.
Or am I going down a completely different path than what you are asking?
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