Originally posted by Twistin'Ghost
Macs still send everything through the processor like the PC instead of delegating it across custom chips.
The newest quartz desktop interface is processed with the video chip through the AGP bus.
As far as the PC goes there are custom sound and video chips that offload alot of the work from the processor, so what exactly are you talking about? This has been done since the first windows accelerators on windows 3.11. Same with soundcards with DSP's