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What is better windows 7 or 8 for gaming

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February 22, 2013 12:11:56 PM

What is better for gaming windows 7 or windows 8. thanks toms hardware :D 

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a c 639 à CPUs
a c 340 4 Gaming
a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
February 22, 2013 1:08:31 PM

Win 7 if you are going to play older games. I've read some threads where people are having some issues with a few older games. Win 7 fixes do not necessarily work for Win 8. For example, I have yet to read any post about someone successfully running Fallout 3 in Win 8.

If you plan on playing older games then Google for compatibility issues.
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February 22, 2013 5:30:43 PM

Toms did a benchmark on this very topic. Frame rates are slightly better in windows 8, probably due to the fact that it is a lighter OS than 7. I don't know about the compatibility issues, I haven't run into any, but then again I haven't played fallout in a while. But the review say's that they ran into compatibility issues with sleeping dog's. But as they say in the review, it's likely to be fixed by a patch soon.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/windows-8-gaming-pe...
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a c 639 à CPUs
a c 340 4 Gaming
a b * Windows 8
a b $ Windows 7
February 22, 2013 5:36:10 PM

Yeah, the one good thing about Win 8 is that I has a smaller footprint than Win 7; i.e. takes less space on the HDD.
February 22, 2013 6:16:17 PM

Win8 might yield 1-2 fps more in games due to optimisations but 50% of games wot work in the first place from incompatibility.
a b $ Windows 7
a b à CPUs
a b * Windows 8
February 22, 2013 6:24:24 PM

If you already have windows 7 install and have to pay for windows 8 - The very small performance gains is not worth it.