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Windows 8 Graphics Performance

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    awesome.thx
    almost no difference between win 7 and win 8:D
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    Thank you for testing this and your time to do it.
    Excellent comparison.
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    One more reason for upgrading to Win8 is wiped out... Best of luck to Microsoft.
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    Great review Wiz, possibly one of the most useful ones in a while. :)

    One more reason not to bother "upgrading", isn't it? I was already not going to get it over the forced Metro and missing Aero issues, but this really nails it. Heck, if it was free, I'd put Windows 7 back on.

    Good luck catching up with Apple, Microsoft! :laugh: (Apple is now bigger than Microsoft and Google combined)
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    I shall stay on Windows 7.:toast:
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    TBH this is pretty much the same conclusion in PCI-Ex 3.0 Vs. 2.0 review... End result: It doesnt matter if you upgrade or not as 3.0 makes very little difference to 2.0.

    There is no reason to upgrade to Win8. and like the review says since DX11 is more or less still 'new' (I say new I mean its not in full swing yet --- there are NEW games out there that still use DX9!!) and DX11.1 is like DX10/DX10.1. DX10/10.1 was out for a pretty long time but yet only some games made use of it and it hardly made much difference at all apart from slightly more realistic smoke or dust particle/shading effects.
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    I hate the UI formerly known as Metro as much as the next person. But, the biggest turn off to me is the fact you are constantly signed into MS to do anything. You have a machine ID why do you need my Live account?
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    If I ever SLI my 670, my non-gen3 board won't see a noteworthy performance hit will it?

    This. :toast:
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    ALL of you will be on Windows 8 soon. On beta drivers and no updates it hangs easily with Windows 7. Face it, Windows 8 is a superior operating system. Hate it all you want but its the future.
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    You can use a normal, local, account too - like with Windows 7.
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    Only @ TPU. Awesome testing and article, let's hope AMD is working on improving drivers.

    Hmmm... are they going to call it DX12? I suspect the answer lies on differences in shader models, if there are any.
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    Will couple this with an SSD upgrade down the road I guess.
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    Nice review...

    but I think it would be much better if you have included Vista too...

    I was considering to switch to 8 because they say Vista is resource hog... maybe I should google a bit to see benches between Vista and 7...
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    On my old Q6600, 4GB DDR2 system I found quite a boost going to Windows 8, especially in BF3.
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    You can install the latest DX11 onto Vista, which will reduce memory requirements, even in desktop mode.

    www.microsoft.com/directx
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    I would just upgrade to windows 8 when it comes out. The install is smaller then windows 7 and its FAR more secure then windows 7 could ever be. On beta drivers it went toe to toe with a mature operating system. That says a lot about the future of Windows 8
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    Only if I can modify it so Metro is completely disabled ( and deleted) :laugh:
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    hang with 7 till 8 get it's first round of fixes !!
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    For a tech community that prides itself on forward thinking and cutting edge software you guys sure sound like a bunch of stereotypical close minded conservatives.
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    for once i agree with your troll statement. everybody hated vista but still switched to it because it was new and shiny and it was what all the cool kids were doing. i know i am going to switch.
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    I ain't trolling. I'm shooting torpedo's of truth.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I'll call it borderlinde flaming. :p

    I never used Vista on my main machine. IIRC I was on Linux mostly on slow slow machines during that time.
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    And I'll bet with Linux they ran quite reasonably. ;)

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