PC Format puts the three operating systems through their performance paces for the definitive answer on which OS should be the gamers choice! Originally published in issue 227 of the print edition of the magazine.
could someone just tell me which is best? im not reading an online article full of small writing.
Try hitting Ctrl and + together. Zoom ftw. Or on some browsers, holding control and scrolling also works.
I was gonna call you lazy, greek, but damned if that isn't an annoying way to publish an article.
exactly if it had been a straight forward article id be fine taking the time to read it but when i have to squint and zoom to look at a magazine on my pc i just dont have the time. i know which is best but i wanted to know why they think it is.
XP => Windows 7 >> Windoes Vista.
yes! I dont have to waste my time reading a article that takes 5 pages to tell me some thing thats about the size of your post
I'm talking about terms of gaming performance.
I knew that the second i saw the title, doesn't take a pc genius to figure that out =P EDIT: i havent used Windows 7 so thats out of the equasion, but consider more the outcome that Vista is the worst = farking obvious
Just wondering. Doesn't Window 7 have directx11 ? If yes, won't it be better than window xp, that has Directx 9? I mean, i know that directx 10 wasn't mush of a step up from 9 , but but won't direct 11 better for gaming? This is just a though, I don't know anything about Directx stuff.
It means the graphical quality would be better but if a game uses DirectX 10 for example instead of 9, your frames per second are sacrificed due to running better graphics.
@Phavutha: Well, we don't know yet how DX11 will turn out. DX10 was also supposed to be much better than DX9 (quality AND performance), but it is actually pretty underwhelming. Maybe DX11 will be better, who knows...
XP > W7 = +/- VISTA From the benchmarks vista and destroy windows 7 and windows the same to vista, pretty much the same.
What the frak did you just say?
what the...dude...are you drunk?
So you're better of using a six year old (almost obsolete) O/S which doesn't support DirectX 10? Sorry, but Windows 7 most certainly >> Windows XP.
No doubt.. These idiots have probably never even used Windows7 before jumping to conclusions. Win 7 > Win Vista > Win XP > Win 98 > Win ME > Win 95 > Win 3.11 > Etc
yeah, i skipped on vista but i'll be jumping on the Win7 bandwagon. for 50 bucks, can't beat that.
And FREE is better than that ;) Student VLK or any form of bypass FTW when it comes to M$ products!
Actually, it's 8 years. XP was released in 2001.
So what if your not a PC gamer, is there any reason to upgrade from XP ?
@yorkie: If you are not a PC gamer, there is no reason to use Windows at all. There are far better operating systems out there, which are in most cases even cheaper.
But windows comes pre-installed on PC's when you buy them, so if I switched to another OS then it's going to cost me. Even if I can download another OS for free would standard software packages run on them or would I have to buy software designed for the specific OS ?
Basically if you love XP, you will LOOOVE windows 7 because in things like boot-time etc Windows 7 excelled and in the 1-3 things windows 7 didn't win in XP did. Windows 7 >= XP > Vista.
windows 7 > windows xp > windows vista I have windows 7 for my laptop and im in heaven. im putting it on my desktop now. Never thought id say it is better then xp but it is :)
I think Microsoft had Vista as an unintentional beta basically and to pay off R&D and salaries, well thats what I see it from in my standpoint. I think something along the lines of the NT to XP. They used the same foundations but improved and fixed the problems. I am def. one that believes people do need to upgrade every once in awhile (E.G. Digital TV), it stimulates markets and does help programmers and Microsoft too. If there are too many things for one company to support there are delays and product slacking in some areas (this is why console games have taken off, some consumers see this as well) As it sits right now with just RC1, Windows 7 is pretty stable. I have had very few troubles with it. The new "Dock" is nice and is very impressive, its useful and has the pretty finesse Microsoft was trying to go with in Vista. The catch is, IT WORKS!!! the memory print is nice and low and for all those who need XP, the XP mode is really nice! a little buggy still, but VERY impressive as well! Vista to me was alright. Microsoft gouged the price for those upgrading from XP to it, straight forward, it wasn't worth the money. Windows 7 WILL get my money and I feel very comfortable with it. I suggest people find a way to get the RC1 and test drive it, I have on three machines (it even runs better than vista on my Mac, its cool to have Mac OS, Windows 7 AND XP all in one)
It will be hard for me to let go of my beloved Vista. Seriously. Not one problem in 3 years. XP gave me a hell of a time for some reason, but my Vista Premium 64 has worked almost flawlessly. As long as 7 is like Vista with more features I'll be on board.
I guess I need to buy a new computer because my 2006 laptop is Windows XP and only Vista Capable. I believe when it comes to operating systems, simpler is better. I don't need all that fancy transparent window bullcrap. I don't need it to look flashy, I need it to run well. Microsoft tried to be like Apple with Vista and they should not have done that. The reason why Microsoft still has 90 percent of the world marketshare is because OS's like XP are easy to use. I havent had a blue screen of death EVER on an XP. Windows 7, hopefully its simpler than OSX and better for gaming.
Windows XP used to be considered too flashy for some, lol. And Vista...geez guys, that's what the themes are for! If you don't need the bling then shed it! Anyway, Windows 7 has really impressed me so far. I have it on my laptop right now and it just feels like a whole new PC. The only problem being that nVidia PowerMizer downclocks my graphics to the point where the bubbles screensaver really chugs along. But I'll attribute that to premature drivers and Windows 7 not being finalized.
am still using XP for my livingroom PC, it still runs smooth. Recently bought a laptop for £500 equipped with vista and now...these guys wanna shuv windows 7 in my face. Sorry but thats too quick so ill stick with my current package.if someone gives it to me for free, well i can reconsider but for now its XP and VISTA.
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