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October 3, 2011 6:06:37 AM

hi guys,
Tell me that Win 8 is best for gaming or not?

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October 3, 2011 6:25:26 AM

Hal-ul NO.

Win 8 is touch only and will be controlled strictly like Apple does by Microsoft providing their own apps.

Win 8 is reviewed to eliminate any and all software prior to it's debut.

I for one intend to skip Win 8 and hang on tight to my old Win 64 ultimate, Win Xp, Win 98, DOS etc etc etc.

It is kinda a shame because a game developer may build a MLRS vehicle and have a gamer or three inside the crew cab using the touch interface to quickly set up a fire mission with a short TOT.
October 3, 2011 6:33:04 AM

well its only in beta atm so who knows, i've had a bit of a play and TBH it will take something decent to convince me to switch from Win 7
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October 3, 2011 6:48:26 AM

HugoStiglitz said:
well its only in beta atm so who knows, i've had a bit of a play and TBH it will take something decent to convince me to switch from Win 7


Take at look on Tom's own reviews and news about it and go to Google.

You will find that everything that will go onto Win 8 will have to be purchased piece by piece from the Microsoft App store.
October 3, 2011 7:07:40 AM

using a beta but compared to my 7 install the speed inst much faster but it is marginally faster, im sure the release candidate will be a little faster still,

im running a I7 970 at 4.1
12 gigs of trichannel ddr3 at 2040mhz
a ssd from OCZ
and a crossfire 6970 setup by amd

the crossfire is acting all funny but with single card operation the OS load is lower

i think the differences, which for me is about 3% might just be do to reduced overhead ;(

so its no killer in my books, but the tiles are fun to mess with.

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October 3, 2011 10:16:57 AM
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Been testing Win 8 dev build...and it's an odd beast. Is it good for gaming? No. My primary interest in Win 8 was actually to test dx11 unigine engine and dx11 deus ex (I run XP and have been kinda interested in what visual candy dx10/11 bring to the table). Pretty disappointing performance on a 5770 with win 8 native drivers across dx9/10/11. Installed win7 radeon drivers (figured kernel hadn't changed that much) and still terrible performance. Still, it's in beta and doesn't really mean much.

Even though it is a sequential Windows release, there is no way this is a desktop platform. I admit I hadn't done much research into Win 8, but I really thought there would be two interfaces: Win7's modernized classic Windows desktop AND ALTERNATELY Metro UI for tablets and upcoming winPhone compatibility. In actuality there is a forced Metro UI with a limited 'desktop' extension.

The 'functionality' of Metro is pretty questionable, especially on a desktop. Imagine: instead of a bunch of classic style contextual menus, EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM installed on your comp is accessed through a buttonized Metro UI. This is a huge step back. Think: Do away with the Start menu and everything is now a shortcut on your desktop...except it's not your desktop...it's a separate UI that one needs to switch to that has everything buttonized and unorganized...

It really appears to be an update of Win7 for tablet devices/phones rather than a proper update. Should have been named Win7 Portable or something outside of the sequential naming sequence.

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October 3, 2011 12:33:43 PM

^Get rid of the Metro with regedit. Without Metro, it is almost identical to W7.
October 3, 2011 2:49:37 PM

With what? Your fingers? how are you going to find anything to edit if it is all a picture like a story book for kinder?

Ya know, 50 years ago they made cars to last a life time and partly because we can work on them in the back yard with a buncha parts.

Today computers are being forced into the same box as the rest of the made in china crap in Walmart. "No user servicable parts inside." Opening or modifying will void warranty.
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October 3, 2011 2:59:00 PM

^you have got to read this forum more

right click taskbar>start task manager>file>new task (run)>regedit
October 4, 2011 5:00:36 AM

Thanks to all of you for giving me meaningful information, i want to play all game with full graphics in one windows without any problems or errors, so i decided to install win 7 64 bit and win8 also for checking.
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October 5, 2011 2:59:57 PM

x Heavy said:
Hal-ul NO.

Win 8 is touch only and will be controlled strictly like Apple does by Microsoft providing their own apps.

Win 8 is reviewed to eliminate any and all software prior to it's debut.

I for one intend to skip Win 8 and hang on tight to my old Win 64 ultimate, Win Xp, Win 98, DOS etc etc etc.

It is kinda a shame because a game developer may build a MLRS vehicle and have a gamer or three inside the crew cab using the touch interface to quickly set up a fire mission with a short TOT.


Windows 8 isn't touch only. It has a classic UI as well as the Metro UI.
October 6, 2011 12:11:15 PM

I hope Windows 8 is good in gaming!
October 7, 2011 1:37:27 AM

Hawkeye22 said:
Windows 8 isn't touch only. It has a classic UI as well as the Metro UI.


Are you talking about the limited desktop accessible through Metro? Someone told me I should regedit away Metro UI, but I think this will probably break things. Is there an option for classic windows style start menu and context menus? I hate this messy buttonized junk. If someone needs to regedit win8 to get it to work like an efficient desktop window manager, then it probably isn't a real users cup of tea...
October 7, 2011 1:49:48 AM

x Heavy said:
Hal-ul NO.

Win 8 is touch only and will be controlled strictly like Apple does by Microsoft providing their own apps.

Win 8 is reviewed to eliminate any and all software prior to it's debut.

I for one intend to skip Win 8 and hang on tight to my old Win 64 ultimate, Win Xp, Win 98, DOS etc etc etc.

It is kinda a shame because a game developer may build a MLRS vehicle and have a gamer or three inside the crew cab using the touch interface to quickly set up a fire mission with a short TOT.


That made my day :-)
October 7, 2011 2:59:03 AM

Win8 isn't bad for gaming I have played a few games on the beta just to see if there was a difference and it is the same as win7.
October 8, 2011 12:39:45 PM

You'll be able to turn off Metro without Regedit at release. Installing non-app store apps in Windows 8 or Mac Lion is not hard. If you do use Metro non-app store apps will add tiles to your metro interface once they are run and you can rearrange it to get to them without scrolling if you'd like. I just beat Startopia last week, but I haven't played any more modern games since my tablet has an intel 965 chipset.
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October 8, 2011 12:44:17 PM

Wow, when did you get your tablet. It must cost a small fortune back then. So does window 8 run like on slower tablet device?
October 8, 2011 1:05:18 PM

It's an x61t from Lenovo, so it's hard to really know how it would compare to say a consumer tablet of the same age from Toshiba. Windows 8 runs...surprisingly well. When I moved to windows 7 from XP I put in an SSD(Vertex 3 60gb), but even when I tested it on a hard disk drive Windows 8 performed fairly well. The metro UI has a few issues when used with a single input surface like a pen tablet, but overall it performs well. On an SSD the "Frame" switches are seamless even on a ULV processor and an old video card. On a hard drive they are less painful than UAC notifications on Vista or Windows 7 were. UAC notifications were the same as in 7 and less irritating and slow than in Vista. The OSD for windows 8 looks much better on the high res laptop screen than I expect. I have a 1400x900 IPS and it scales well. I actually bought my laptop lightly used. You can pick up X61Ts surplus for good prices. I'd recommend them over the X60T, the screen has a much more rugged backing.
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October 8, 2011 1:14:39 PM

I assume you are running dual boot on the tablet. I haven't asked this question before. But does the lighter workload of window 8 provide longer battery life on your tablet. It would be nice if you can test it out and give us some idea. Thank you.
October 8, 2011 1:28:15 PM

I just keep a hardcase of hard drives when I might need to change OS's. For the SSD I don't mind setting up a dual boot to check. It'll probably be a few days but I'll give it a shot when I am back home. Do you have any benchmarks you'd like to see?
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October 8, 2011 1:55:14 PM

Nothing particularly on my mind yet. Other users, including myself, have been working on it, like testing driver compatibility, old program compatible, some games to get rough idea if the OS is good for games. It looks like a very capable OS on desktop environment, apart from Metro, which can be turned off so problem fixed.

But I haven't seen someone test it on touch screen device and run on battery to give us a rough idea on battery. I mean, this OS is aimed at tablet and phones so we would expect it perform quite well on battery.
October 10, 2011 7:19:24 AM

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October 10, 2011 4:29:34 PM

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