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Windows 7 vs Windows Vista Gaming Benchmarks

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a b U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
February 18, 2009 7:42:09 PM

Nice find!
a c 130 U Graphics card
a b $ Windows 7
February 18, 2009 7:42:22 PM

Um right so no differance there then, but then again if they had used some realistic hardware we may have seen where the gains and losses are.
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February 18, 2009 7:59:02 PM

mmmmm
i had an average 5 frames more with farcry 2 in windows 7
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February 18, 2009 8:28:45 PM

well the point i guess, is gaming will get only better, I mean Vista was way lower than XP, even when it was officially out...this 1 is in Beta and it exchanges blows with Vista.

Honestly this windows should be a 0-50$ upgrade for retail holders with Ultimate in My opinion....I mean a new windows not even 3 years later....and the crappy support vista had in its 1st year. This is my opinion.

Either way its looking good, same gaming, with faster booting and overall more stable and easy to use OS. Finally....I don't like the start bar, at all.

a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2009 8:34:39 PM

Yeah, every reviewer I've seen thought the start/task bar was a bit weird. Hopefully they'll improve it in the final. I've always liked XP's bar personally. And the main reason I'll try Windows 7 soon after it comes out: I'll still be getting free Windows OSes through college :D 
February 18, 2009 8:39:46 PM

HAhaha same here, but they aint ultimate for me:(  Only business and Home Premium
a b U Graphics card
February 18, 2009 8:45:00 PM

Well, I can get Ultimate for the price of the CD ($5) but I wanted 64-bit (and for some reason our Ultimate is only 32-bit) so I had to get Enterprise as a free download instead. Not sure exactly how it compares to Ultimate, but it has everything I need.
February 19, 2009 2:46:54 AM

EXT64, is your college like mine that your license is only good as long as you still go to the college, though? Assuming you're a totally law-abiding student, that's a severe streak of not-as-much-fun.
February 19, 2009 3:18:07 AM

:p  Gotta love having full MSDN access...

BTW I would probably recommend trying out windows 7 on a seperate partition, it has a lot of spunk. However the 64bit really needs to be worked on... A lot of compatibility issues.
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2009 5:17:24 AM

mactronix said:
Um right so no differance there then, but then again if they had used some realistic hardware we may have seen where the gains and losses are.
Mactronix

I can't believe you expected to see a noticeable difference at all.

L1qu1d said:
well the point i guess, is gaming will get only better, I mean Vista was way lower than XP, even when it was officially out...this 1 is in Beta and it exchanges blows with Vista.

"Was" is the keyword there, it's typically faster than XP by a small margin now. Very small, and only in games.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 19, 2009 7:43:50 AM

thx for the link L1qu1d :) 
In most games they are on par,and in some games vista has a lead over 7 and in few games 7 takes the lead,pretty good for beta OS,hopefully the final version will be better :) 
February 19, 2009 11:46:57 AM

randomizer said:
I can't believe you expected to see a noticeable difference at all.


"Was" is the keyword there, it's typically faster than XP by a small margin now. Very small, and only in games.



Thats exactly what I was set out to prove, that Vista was worse than XP, and it caught up to XP and some what beat it. While Windows 7 should be better, since its already caught up to Vista...it can go only up right?????

Then again we said the same thing with Vista, and the file Transfer over the network in windows 7 still isn't faster than Windows Xp.
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2009 12:34:06 PM

Dekasav, no, for my college upon graduation the license turns into a real license. If I drop out or switch out of engineering, then the license becomes void.
February 19, 2009 6:32:44 PM

...I hate you.

Just kidding, wish my license was like that.
a b U Graphics card
February 19, 2009 8:28:10 PM

Haha, well, to be fair I did technically pay for it. It was part of a bundle I had to buy when I started, so I consider it part of tuition. Even if you do count it as a separate purchase though, it was (is) an awesome deal and has saved me hundreds of dollars.
a b U Graphics card
February 20, 2009 12:48:02 AM

MSDNAA rocks! Although my licence for Vista does technically become viod if I leave all IT-related subjects, who cares? :D 
February 21, 2009 4:12:37 PM

I hope that when Windows 7 is released it doesnt have the sort of problems that Vista had
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