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Windows 8 Graphics Performance

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

  1. Phusius

    Phusius New Member

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    This is probably the most logical post on this topic. :toast:
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    Like removing metro.
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    lol ppl can't live without the start menu and with some changes done to the UI
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    Well be looking forward to windows 8
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    The only thing for me that is slowing me down to upgrade to W8 is the price. Other wise I'm always up for new and improved stuff.
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    back in the day, I switched to Vista just because of DX10 (Crysis) :D

    but since then I just kept going with Vista because I didn't want to shell 100+ euros for new OS...

    but for ~40 I would upgrade...

    and for the record - the only reason my home PC has windows is gaming... so you can imagine how much I liked the news of Steam doing Linux... :D
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    Price? 40 bucks?
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    I thought it was $100 like its always been...
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    Why because the difference is 2FPS, and this is with Release Preview drivers from both sides. I can gaurentee with drivers after Retail launch that Windows 8 gaming performance will be better then Windows 7
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    Nope, its 39.99 digital upgrade.

    Mine will be 14.99 for the digital upgrade though, because my Dad bought a new PC and has no intention of using his 14.99 upgrade coupon.
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    as much as i despise win 8 ui i prolly end up upgrading bc of work :ohwell:
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    There isn't all that much in Windows 8 that couldn't be implemented into windows seven.

    I'm sure someone will find a way :laugh:
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    They reworked the entire kernel and hash. Not a chance. It a new OS. Not a tweak like Windows 7. A lot of what Windows 8 does cannot be done in Windows 7 without......reworking the entire OS.
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    This was a good read.

    I wanted, and did, upgrade to vista. Windows 8 does not appeal to me for the most part. I do like most of what Microsoft did under the hood in 8. I did play with windows 8 and it was usable. In the end though, I am quite happy with 7. Torpedo of truth negated for at least one person.
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    i'm not so sure about that
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    Maybe the full retail version, but the upgrade pricing is being priced similarly to Apple's Mac OS pricing scheme:

    http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/21/3257406/windows-8-pro-price-upgrade-price

    Exactly! Just compare Windows 8 startup/shutdown, sleep/wake times, and resource usage to Windows 7, Microsoft worked hard at streamlining everything.
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    Didn't you hear, Microsoft put magic performance dust into windows 8.
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    the same one as in amd bulldozer?
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    Yeah, they'll release a performance patch down the line for another magical boost :laugh:
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    Smaller footprint, more secure, faster boot and shut down, runs beta drivers and goes toe to toe with a mature OS, ties main OS with all your mobile devices........yet no start button so it must be fail.

    Common sense is not so common.
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    agreed. Im pretty damn excited for Windows 8. Oh and mailman I think you missed it last night, but i changed my name. oh my!
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    i did use windows 8 quite a bit now and that's exactly how i feel. i would install it immediately if it had no metro and start menu.
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    try customizing metro to how you want it. Its way better once you personalize it. Put all the tiles in the order you want, and pin whatever you want to the metro screen.
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    I agree reprogramming yourself after 20 years of conditioning can be tough. I went from OS 7, to OS 8 to OS 9 to OSX. Then I jumped ship and used XP and it was alien to me. Took some time but I learned to be even faster in Windows XP, Vista and 7 then I was in any Mac OS. Now Metro comes along and I get to learn something new and I am willing to bet faster then any current incarnation of Windows when it comes to work flow.

    Start menu was replaced by a start screen. Seems like a normal evolution to me and the faster you learn it the better prepared you'll be for the future.
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    You only mention one thing that is bad. You don't even mention all the good either.

    I personally am not a fan of the new metro cosmetic stuff. Not that important. The usability of the new interface on a desktop comes into question too. I could learn to live with all that too, but why. I have windows 7.

    What really gets me is the littler things. How microsoft appears to be trying to lock down the OS. That is why all the game developers freaked out. I also really dislike the cloud integration they are trying. I didn't like how I needed to use my windows live account to log in, but just found out I didn't need to. I am questionable about the windows store but that all depends on if they go apple on us.

    Performance was one of the only things that might of been able to sell me onto windows 8. ...but this test shows that to be marginal at best.
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