I read somewhere that Ultimate version is going to have some better settings for gaming. Giving some more performance and its going to be the only version supporting directX 10. I dont remember where i read that but it was on some geforce 8800 gtx topic on some other website.
Does anyone know anything about that ?
I wouldnt like that becouse its the most expensive version http://dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=4862
You can be assured that for games vista home premium is fine. dx10 support, aero, media center. the ultimate version adds featurs found in the buisness vista version. You can see exactly what features at the vista web page at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/editions...
I have no idea what DaSickNinja is saying, untimate is not better that vista home premium for games.
Your second question, home basic is only SP, the rest including home premium support 2 cpu with unlimited number of cores each. In other words a xeon box with dual quad-core cpus would work with everything but vista home basic and run all 8 cores. http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/winvista_02.asp
Awesome... looks like I'm getting Ultimate! Amazingly I actually use most of those features and would benefit from them. My xeon box will rock da house! Oh, and I'm dual-booting it to Marklar-Tiger OS X 10.4.8!
Vista ultimate is in short the Professional version, and as with Window XP, is not limited by the restrictions on the more basic models. So yes, in that wway its better for gaming.
For $399, is it worth the money if we consider the money-to-performance increase ratio from the Vista Basic. How much performance increase are we talking here? I went to the Vista page and notice they have mention that the Ultimate version is perfect for gaming enthusiast. Right now this version will give anyone a run for their money.
Yeah, that's probably a good idea. Now I'm not much of a gamer, just a content creation guy so Vista Ultimate will help me (that and a I do some business-related stuff for my dad like backups for his server). But I do enjoy some FPS now and then.
How true, how true. RPG, I remember FFVII, oh wait, I still have it! Yeah man, but I'm more of a passive gamer i.e. The Sims, Simcity, yeah... I'm just a bit... lazier. Although Quake II is quite enjoyable. Owning a bunch of my friends always gives that wonderful feeling of... well I have no idea. Sadly, I have a graphics workstation, so only light gaming until I get my G80