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W7 Gaming performance vs Vista

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September 2, 2010 5:19:42 AM

I heard that games actually run about 4-5 FPS faster on W7 than on Vista because W7 is far better programmed and uses less system resources. Can your OS really have any impact on gaming performance?
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September 2, 2010 5:29:26 PM

Yes, the OS can definitely affect game performance. That being said, I have both Win 7 Ult x64 and Vista Ult x64 (with SP2) on virtually identical machines (from a hardware perspective). Performance differences are negligible. Not surprising considering that they use the same drivers, etc.

Win 7 is indeed a better OS, overall than Vista, but it really is just the next iteration of Vista. Tweaked, more stable (at least from a clean, new install perspective), but after you install all bazillion updates and both SPs, Vista isn't as bad as the press made it out to be (and I am not a MS fanboy).

Difference, yes. A huge difference, not likely. Good luck!
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