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Wine's Performance For Direct3D Gaming With Many Drivers

- The performance of upstream Wine right now is "unchanged" as is the NVIDIA legacy driver. However, having seen improvements with newer versions of Wine is the Radeon R600 Gallium3D driver while the R300 Gallium3D driver has already plateaued. The testing done by Stefan was between the Wine 1.5 and 1.7 development versions.

- This testing was able to uncover some R300 Gallium3D performance regressions that still need to be bisected.

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