Best OS for PC Gaming?

Hi guys newbie here. just want to ask what is the best OS for PC Gaming?
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  1. Without a doubt Windows as it's the defacto standard. Unless there are titles you're looking at that specify Mac or Linux or some other off the wall OS then Windows is the presumed environment.
  2. majestic1805 said:
    Without a doubt Windows as it's the defacto standard. Unless there are titles you're looking at that specify Mac or Linux or some other off the wall OS then Windows is the presumed environment.



    what type of windows? sorry newbie here.
  3. Right now, I'd say 7 64-bit.
  4. Hi :)

    Agree.. 7 - 64 bit...

    All the best Brett :)
  5. Steam actually was saying something about how their games run faster on Linux.
  6. They revamped a specific game and got greater gains on Linux but that wasn't a universal demonstration.
  7. Windows 7 64-Bit is great.

    Windows Vista... meh...

    Windows XP was great, but have been replaced by Windows 7.

    Windows 8... meh... to early to tell.
  8. Devilin said:
    Steam actually was saying something about how their games run faster on Linux.


    Valve* whose games run at 200 fps regardless of OS. They're just having a hissy fit because the Windows 8 model will potentially put a pinch on Steam software sales that they were trying to break into.

    The answer OP, is Windows 7 64-bit for now.
  9. Most likely the game in question was using OpenGL, which is poorly supported by Windows drivers atm. If they recoded a DirectX game for Linux, the difference may be a lot smaller or favor Windows, but the reality is, it is not so easy to port a DirectX game to OpenGL, and most games are DirectX.
  10. I agree with what most have said. In summary, you may get better performance out of Linux, but as the majority of games won't run on Linux, you most likely would rather trade quality for quantity and go with Win 7.

    Cheers.
  11. ok i'll go to windows 7 64-bit. as everyone knows it and looks like most gamers are windows. thanks to all.
  12. Another vote for Windows 7 here. I have played games on Windows XP, Vista, and 7.
  13. Gotta throw myself in along with the other win7 64bit folks on this one. Windows 8 could be great a bit down the line but, that's my vote for now.
  14. For gaming I recommend Windows Xp SP 3
  15. zenny301 said:
    Hi guys newbie here. just want to ask what is the best OS for PC Gaming?

    Microsoft Windows Xp SP 3 is best for gaming
  16. sdsmartest said:
    Microsoft Windows Xp SP 3 is best for gaming


    Assuming you don't want all the latest eye candy on many of the latest games.
  17. sdsmartest said:
    For gaming I recommend Windows Xp SP 3
    that was true 3 years ago but not now. windows 7 is the current best. 32bit or 64bit. with 64bit being the better again option for most people.
    if your a retro gamer then 32bit may be the better choice as 32bit will install games that use a 16bit installer.
    linux does use less resources as far as memory management goes but its emulating windows to play windows based games so its actually less efficient over all for performance. same with any emulating software.
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