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Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Graphics Performance

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Woah that was quick. I am only just downloading it right now. Thanks to show there is no performance degradation in games.
     
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    I've been running it for well over a month now on all my systems with no problems whatso ever.

    Good to know there isn't any performance loss, and thanks W1z for the informative review.
     
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    I noticed that SP1 has made my single core s754 rig at work a bit snappier. The graphs show that at lower resolution (where things are more CPU dependant) that there is a bit of an increase in FPS. Perhaps SP1 actually makes CPU utilization better after all.
     
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    then the performance summary would show some kind of increase at low resolution
     
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    ive been running it for almost 3 months now on all 15 rigs and have not had any problems so far. good to know performance has improved.
     
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    Didn't look at the summary, just at some of the individual tests. I'm probablly suffering from a placebo effect. Either way, I'm pleased with it. :)
     
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    Its been running flawlessly on six of my 25 blade servers. Thanks W1zz!
     
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    What about the other 19?
     
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    That happens even in Windows Xp
    I have a 754 socket too
    It does not mean anything. The lower the resolution the less the graphic card utilization will be.
    The cpu does the job better because there is not much trafic with the pci-express
     
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    I understand what you are saying, but I'm not talking about gaming, just general usage that has nothing to do with the video card.
     
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    Well I didn't want to risk my entire array. NASA gets upset when I do that. Noobs.
     
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    Nice review as always. :)

    Some more info...

    AVX is introduced in Win 7 SP1 and supported only by Sandy B and upcoming Bulldozer cpus.

    "Suitable for floating point-intensive calculations in multimedia, scientific and financial applications (integer operations are expected in later extensions). Increases parallelism and throughput in floating point SIMD calculations. Reduces register load due to the non-destructive instructions."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions

    (Not that it would change anything in this review...)
     
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    Just an FYI, the "Reviews" RSS feed doesn't include a link to the reviews anymore, not since the "PowerColor HD 6950 PCS++ 2 GB Review".
    The "Front Page News" feed is fine so it mustn't be a problem at my end.
     
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    I loled at performance summary, but great tests
     
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    Just installed, tried COD Black OPS and saw no difference at all. All seems good!
     
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    well I'm always glad to see a sp released without performance drop. I guess i'll have to try it out. hopefully it doesn't break sli or something retarted like that.
     
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    That is why every mobo gets out with integrated graphics
    They are not to play, just to open general programs
    So applications use the graphics
    Still, i was not talking only about gaming
     
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    Ok TPU team, you can breathe a sigh of relief! Your existing benchmark database is good, and you don't have to rebench everything just because your rig is now on SP1 and all new reviews are SP1 ;)

    Imagine if there had been a 5% difference! We throw our buns around for 5% between model numbers, ATI vs. nV, driver revisions, and OC's etc. How long would it have taken you to re-bench the whole database? :eek: (Thats a rhetorical question - I dont want an answer)
     
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    expected this, tweaktown did this review weeks ago, same, no gains..

    bummer
     
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    Oh, fantastic, a nice bonus review! :rockout:

    Having had a quick look at the review, I'm glad to see that it doesn't hurt graphics performance. However, even if it had, I would still have felt compelled to install it anyway, because Windows must be kept up to date with the latest updates.
     
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    When I initially installed SP1 a month or so ago it Used AMD's Fusion Power modes....
    So I had to remove Fusion as my PC wouldn't recover from S3..other than that it's been flawless
     
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    Am pleased at the review, then surprised at the results... did MS claim a DX11 runtime performance increase with the SP? EDIT: just read the tag line that they didn't suggest any improvements! Duh...

    Also surprised no tests with IG hardware.
     
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    Depending on what "no SP" means, it's not that surprising, since the SP is basically just a large cumulative update of what's already been done since the original release.
     
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    great review w1zzard, that's was quick move
     

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