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Windows 7: How's gaming on Windows 8?


08 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
How's gaming on Windows 8?

Anyone gaming on Windows 8?

Looking on the Windows 8 game forum I don't see a lot of activity there. Just wondering what if there are any issues.

I have a Windows 8 laptop, but with an i7 integrated HD 4000 graphic processor I've not even tried gaming on it.

Anyway depending on how Windows Blue (Windows 8.1) turns out I may upgrade my main rig to 8.

So if anyone's gaming with Windows 8, let us know.

Thanks

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08 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I am still on 7, but I have many friends using 8 with no issues. I would give it a go if you want.. you can always roll back to 7 if you aren't happy. Good luck
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08 Jun 2013   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Anyone gaming on Windows 8?


So if anyone's gaming with Windows 8, let us know.
Gaming is the same, if not better in Windows 8.



I've been running 8 since release and performance has been good. Honestly, to me - 8 is just like using a slightly tweaked Seven.
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08 Jun 2013   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I did play BF3 on the preview 8 with no problems
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08 Jun 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I am still on 7, but I have many friends using 8 with no issues. I would give it a go if you want.. you can always roll back to 7 if you aren't happy. Good luck
Thanks.

BTW did you miss that I already have 8 on my laptop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I have a Windows 8 laptop, but with an i7 integrated HD 4000 graphic processor I've not even tried gaming on it.
Anyway I like 8, but I'm still pondering whether to put it on my main rig, which is also my gaming rig. Windows 8.1 (Blue) should answer that once it's released.

As far as gaming issues. Sounds like there are none. That's good to hear.
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09 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Pretty much the same as windows 7 performance wise, there's practically no difference at all with a very minimal portion of games that might run a tad worse due to comparability issues or games with little to no gain in performance. Used it for about 3 months when it still wasn't the full version and being tested and noticed really no performance differences in terms of gaming. Also read a toms hardware article which shows some benchmarks of different games and says there's practically no difference or very minimal.
Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 - Windows 8 Versus Windows 7: Game Performance, Benchmarked
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09 Jun 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro | Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
I am still on 7, but I have many friends using 8 with no issues. I would give it a go if you want.. you can always roll back to 7 if you aren't happy. Good luck
Thanks.

BTW did you miss that I already have 8 on my laptop.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I have a Windows 8 laptop, but with an i7 integrated HD 4000 graphic processor I've not even tried gaming on it.
Anyway I like 8, but I'm still pondering whether to put it on my main rig, which is also my gaming rig. Windows 8.1 (Blue) should answer that once it's released.

As far as gaming issues. Sounds like there are none. That's good to hear.
Yes I totally missed it
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09 Jun 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For the little I've tested the early betas, there should be little, if any, additional problems to what Windows 7 already gives. After all, it's the very same kernel, a few minor modifications, a lot of removed features and a flawed shell, but the core is the same.
Most likely all games that ran on 7 will still run on 8, and all those that gave problems should be fixable by the same solution on 8 too.
Windows Blue (or BSOD) seems to be the same kernel too (it's version number is 6.3), so I guess it would not break a significant number of things.
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09 Jun 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x86 Service Pack 1 - Linux Mint Mate 14 x64
 
 

My friend has played Sims 3 on his Windows 8 laptop with no problems at all

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Windows Blue (or BSOD) seems to be the same kernel too (it's version number is 6.3), so I guess it would not break a significant number of things.
I wouldn't except Microsoft to improve their kernel, Windows Blue is more of Service Pack for Windows 8.
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09 Jun 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Sucks! Dont do it! my friend has an awesome PC but its running W8 and he has nothing but problems with compatibility.
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