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13 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate 64bit
Windows 7 for gaming

Is it just me, or do all games look WAY better on Windows 7 than Vista?

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13 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

I will let ya know

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14 Jan 2009   #3

Seven x86

Possibly your running certain games in DX10? :P
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14 Jan 2009   #4


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cartel View Post
Is it just me, or do all games look WAY better on Windows 7 than Vista?
i like to think so cartel....... while i show a clear fps gain on some games others are actually slower, but on the whole.. ''its certainly an improvement over Vista''

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14 Jan 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

OK so here i go.... about to make the sad looser comment of the year lol
I haven't tried more than 1 game on 7 purely for the fact that i have just made a fresh install of vista and then made the most recant install of 7
so since then iv only made 1 game install (sad act moment coming up )
the game in question is....... drum roll pls.... World of Warcraft
Now as all of you will know this game is nothing special in the graphics department however any who has played this game will know even for the most high end speced pc when visiting 1 of the few major cities you are guaranteed to suffer from fps lag... this is due to the huge amount of players running round casting spells ect and not to mention the time it takes to render all the buildings.... more so when u have view distance, terrain details and all the other setting maxed out.... you really are asking your pc to calculate the meaning of life!
well i have tested this in 7 and although this has not completely gone i can certainly say its barely noticeable
so imo i can certainly say there has been a great improvement in the performance of 7
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14 Jan 2009   #6


I'm getting a great FPS improvement with Fallout 3 +ATI beta driver in W7.

Conversely, Far Cry 2 freezes the PC instead of CTD in an hour like in Vista
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14 Jan 2009   #7

Windows 7 (x64)

I do see a farily obvious improvement in 7 (Sapphire 4870x2, running the much reviled 8.12 drivers), but I can't say it has anything to do with the Operating System. Why? My mother stopped by the other day, and I sat her down with the monitor calibration tool and asked her to apply her (Professional Art Director) eyes for a bit.

Highly Recommended tweak, BTW.

My unscientific testing tells me that it's snappier in games (WoW, BioShock, The Witcher). As well as being generally a bit more responsive.

But on the negative side I've been having random hard locks, necessitating using the Reset button to get back to a responsive system. Lack of a Blue Screen/Mini Dump has put a pretty severe hurt on troubleshooting efforts... But it *is* a Beta, after all, and I'm using a video driver with known issues.

Good Case for maintaing the Dual Boot.
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14 Jan 2009   #8

Windows 7

Definite framerate improvements in most games is most likely down to windows 7 not feeling the need to constantly rape your HDD like Vista does and the far smaller memory footprint.
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14 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)

Most games I've played have at least appeared to run/load faster. Mostly because 7 has a smaller CPU/Memory footprint.
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14 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Games certainly feel a lot more responsive in Win7. Alt tabbing source games is quicker.
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