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Windows 7: XP vs Win7

11 Jan 2009   #1
Pho3nix1991

Seven x86
 
 
XP vs Win7 (Benchmarks and Charts) Completed!

I will be running some benchmarks on Windows 7 and Windows XP to give users an idea of how gaming will perform on one OS to the other. All games will be ran using DirectX9 on both and using 180.48 drivers. I will also be running each game through 3 runs on both 0xAA,0xAF and 4xAA,8xAF as most Benchmarks are ran.

Test System:
Motherboard: EVGA 750i SLI FTW
CPU: Intel E7300 2.66GHz
Memory: OCZ Platinum 2x1GB DDR2-1066
Video Card: EVGA 9800GT 512MB
Main HDD: Seagate 7200.10 250GB SATA
Monitor: Samsung 932BW (1440x900@75Hz)

The game testing list may changed dependent on Windows 7 working or not. All of them from my knowledge should work but I will make sure to list which games will not work if any. Also if any benchmarking programs or techniques fail I will swap out for other games that are used in current benchmarks.

Games:
Unreal Tournament 3
Crysis
Crysis: Warhead
Far Cry 2
Fallout 3
Half Life 2: Episode 2


XP Benchmarks:
- 0xAA 0xAF -
Crysis - Min. 21FPS, Avg. 36FPS, Max. 45FPS
Crysis: Warhead (Max) - Min. 7FPS, Avg. 19FPS, Max. 27FPS
Crysis: Warhead (High) - Min. 13FPS, Avg. 37FPS, Max.48FPS
Half-Life 2 Episode 2 - Avg. 129FPS
Unreal Tournament 3 - Avg. 62FPS
Far Cry 2 - Min. 31FPS, Avg. 33FPS, Max. 37FPS
Fallout 3 - Min. 13FPS, Avg. 62FPS, Max. 79FPS
- 4xAA 8xAF -
Crysis - Min. 18FPS, Avg. 27FPS, Max. 34FPS
Crysis: Warhead (Max) - Min. 5FPS, Avg. 11FPS, Max. 19FPS
Crysis: Warhead (High) - Min. 9FPS, Avg. 24FPS, Max.34FPS
Half-Life 2 Episode 2 - Avg. 127FPS
Unreal Tournament 3 0xAA - Avg. 62FPS
Far Cry 2 - Min. 18FPS, Avg. 20FPS, Max. 21FPS
Fallout 3 - Min. 9FPS, Avg. 42FPS, Max. 79FPS

Finished XP benchmarking as of 9:30PM on 1/12/09.
Finished W7 benchmarking as of 7:00PM on 1/14/09.


Win7 Benchmarks:
- 0xAA 0xAF -
Crysis - Min. 20FPS, Avg. 31FPS, Max. 44FPS
Crysis: Warhead (High) - Min. 10FPS, Avg. 31FPS, Max.39FPS
Half-Life 2 Episode 2 - Avg. 121FPS
Unreal Tournament 3 - Avg. 62FPS
Far Cry 2 - Min. 36FPS, Avg. 39FPS, Max. 45FPS
Fallout 3 - Min. 39FPS, Avg. 53FPS, Max. 62FPS
- 4xAA 8xAF -
Crysis - Min. 5FPS, Avg. 24FPS, Max. 33FPS
Crysis: Warhead (High) - Min. 4FPS, Avg. 21FPS, Max.30FPS
Half-Life 2 Episode 2 - Avg. 119FPS
Unreal Tournament 3 0xAA - Avg. 62FPS
Far Cry 2 - Min. 26FPS, Avg. 29FPS, Max. 31FPS
Fallout 3 - Min. 23FPS, Avg. 45FPS, Max. 63FPS

Charts








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12 Jan 2009   #2
johngalt

 

Do realize that some of those benches, especially the gaming, may not be completely fair, as XP does not have DirectX 10 support - be sure to mention that in your results.
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12 Jan 2009   #3
Halaster

Windows 7 64-bit Build 7100
 
 

Yep, make sure when doing a FPS comparison to do a fair one. Run the game in DX9 mode for an accurate comparison. Games like Crysis can be ran in either mode.
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12 Jan 2009   #4
Pho3nix1991

Seven x86
 
 

I will be running all games in DirectX9 to show a fair comparison since DX10 Benchmarks would be completely irrelevant and I'm currently using HOCBench applications and Fraps to run these Benchmarks.
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13 Jan 2009   #5
johngalt

 

Good call, m8. I am interested to see the results.

Also, did you do the XP benches on a vanilla XP install?
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13 Jan 2009   #6
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Do realize that some of those benches, especially the gaming, may not be completely fair, as XP does not have DirectX 10 support - be sure to mention that in your results.
Shouldn't be also be fair and recognize that XP is SP3 and Windows 7 is still beta?
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13 Jan 2009   #7
johngalt

 

Well, if you can find me a copy of XP Beta 1 I'll gladly make benches

Seriously, though, that is the point - to minimize the number of differences as low as possible - IOW to get it as close to an OS comparison as possible.
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13 Jan 2009   #8
I2aMpAnT

Microsoft Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Well, if you can find me a copy of XP Beta 1 I'll gladly make benches

Seriously, though, that is the point - to minimize the number of differences as low as possible - IOW to get it as close to an OS comparison as possible.

No, stick with SP3 XP. Then people will see how much better Windows 7 already is than XP when it's still in Beta form.
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13 Jan 2009   #9
johngalt

 

I knew you'd see the light
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13 Jan 2009   #10
thegr8anand

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 

Good one dude. I have just installed Win 7 2 days ago and I have only tried L4D on both and am amazed that its running so well just as good as XP. I didn't want to change from Vista as I liked it but for games I changed to XP Pro Lite. But from what I have seen till now, it's looking great for 7.

Although now you have started the benches but 181.20 seem to be great as I am using them on 7 and are supposed to provide good improvements.
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