SP1 performance in games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help and Support' started by kemical, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Gamespot have returned to benchmarking Vista now that the service pack has been released. The conclusion states:

    Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 is a step in the right direction. Gaming performance increased in comparison to a fresh installation of Windows Vista. Windows XP SP2 provides better overall performance, and remains the place to go for dual-GPU solutions. Windows Vista is not quite the ideal gaming platform yet, but the new OS is getting close to dethroning Windows XP.

    To read the full article go here:
    Windows Vista SP1 Gaming Performance Report - Features at GameSpot

    On a more personal note I've found that Nvidias latest betas (174.74) are very fast and have got to be the best drivers I've used to date.
     
  2. superbill

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    Hi Kemical

    Just got round to looking at the article.
    Am I right in thinking that ATI cards seems to perform better than Nividia in these gaming performance tests??????????.
     
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    Hi Superbill,

    I checked the values closely and the cards used and I can see why you would think that. One card was missing though, the Nvidia 9800 X2, which is similar to the Radeon HD 3870 X2. Even so it's still a close thing with Nvidia just coming out on top. If the 9800 X2 had been included then it would have looked more in Nvidias favour as this card is a ripper.. I like ATI and wish they could release something akin to nvidia but at the moment this is not the case.(although we are talking a very few frames per second between them) Also it's not just how powerful card releases are, driver support is almost as important and again I feel ATI are not as strong as nvidia in this area.
     
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    I'm wanting a new VC but haven't decided what I wanted yet...Not in a big hurry
     
  5. jazzyman

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    oh i dont know about dethroning anytime soon especially when microsoft keeps doing dodgey things like delibretly holding back on that directx feature in basic pulling down graphic performance oh if i had a brick
     

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