Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
I think he was only making the point that the choice to stick with Windows 7 is being foreclosed somewhat for avid gamers who want to keep up with DirectX's latest versions.
Yeah but as I said, I don't see it as anything but hype to push gamers towards the OS; hoping to push the panic button on people.
Anyway we all want the latest DX version, but I'm not so sure most gamers are going to jump ship for it, unless the entire OS lends itself to improved gaming performance over 7.
In short, if Windows 8 can improve overall gaming performance, that'll sell, not just the lure of DX11.1
At this point, though I have 8, I've not set it up to test gaming performance so I really can't say if it's a big improvement or not. However, I don't see (read) many gamers jumping because of DX11.1, because we know it's (DX11.1) fairly useless at this point in time.