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Windows 7: Which OS is better for gaming, Win7 or Win10?

07 Jan 2020   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
Well, for one, DirectX 12 comes to mind. I don't think Windows 7 has 12. And that's where they getcha.
The real question is why would one want DirectX 12 and what will you miss if you don't have it. Apart from some driver proprietary feature there is little that Windows 10 provides that Windows 7 doesn't (they're basically the same kernel with minor upgrades and a tablet user interface).

Unless a program specifically targets DirectX 12 (and some could be very well by artificial limitations), there is little to gain from that.
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07 Jan 2020   #12
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

DX12 for gaming is probably a hell of a lot better than DX11 in Win 7. But that's if you're a hard core gamer. If so, you may want the extra fluff DX12 provides.
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12 Jan 2020   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Some older games are depreciated in Windows 10, so Windows 7 will be better choice for those older games.
I've been surprised....I still play a 2005 published regularly in W10 using compatibility mode.

W10 FTW!!!
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