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User Info: ArcXenos

ArcXenos
3 years ago#1
Should I get it ? Its a 30 dollar difference in favour of windows 8, for some reason.
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User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
3 years ago#2
Same as win 7. Just be sure to get the 64bit version :)
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#3
Even better than Windows 7 because of DX11.1.
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User Info: cainism25

cainism25
3 years ago#4
linustechtips did some tests on youtube, showed win 8 has better minimum fps in several games compared to win 7.

same test rigs were used, etc.
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User Info: DV8ingSources

DV8ingSources
3 years ago#5
Snuckie7 posted...
Even better than Windows 7 because of DX11.1.


That has yet to be seen :P Maybe 11.1 will blow up our machines. I mean its windows 8 only right, can't be a good thing.
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User Info: Snuckie7

Snuckie7
3 years ago#6
DV8ingSources posted...
Snuckie7 posted...
Even better than Windows 7 because of DX11.1.


That has yet to be seen :P Maybe 11.1 will blow up our machines. I mean its windows 8 only right, can't be a good thing.


Don't know how accurate this is, but apparently it's making quite a significant difference in Battlefield 4.

http://www.gamepur.com/news/12283-battlefield-4-beta-pc-windows-8-vs-windows-7-performance-no-shuttering-incr.html
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User Info: _GRIM_FANDANGO_

_GRIM_FANDANGO_
3 years ago#7
Snuckie7 posted...
Even better than Windows 7 because of DX11.1.


This seems to be the consensus. But it does not seem enough for me to upgrade. Only if we see really worthwhile differences due to this would I consider an upgrade.

My girlfriend has windows 8 on her laptop and I am not a fan when it comes to the basic stock interface. Though I guess that is all just superficial and can be dealt with. But once you strip that away, the OS is too similar to windows 7 for me to even care. Except for a few features, like Direct x 11.1.
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User Info: mess98

mess98
3 years ago#8
It's good.
Windows 8 starts up substantially faster (like... power button to completely logged in under 10 seconds with a spiny hard drive and 7 with a SDD) than Windows 7... I prefer this so I don't have to keep my computer on 24/7 for some impromptu gaming.
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User Info: Slayn

Slayn
3 years ago#9
If you are unsure, you can try Windows 8.1 that's what I did. I like 8.1, it isn't bad.
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
3 years ago#10
Windows 8 feels more stable, boots faster and seems to manage memory better than Windows 7. I don't have solid facts though, as I've been using Windows 8 for a week only.

Some newer games are running better, but that may be because my Win 8 installation is new, while my Windows 7 one was 2 years old (and became quite a bloat).

A game that ran quite sucky in W7, but is running surprisingly well now is Saints Row 2 (in fact, its the main reason I decided to get Windows 7). In Seven, It was lagging too much (almost unplayable), and had a bug that made the game run at 150% speed. Now its almost perfect in 8 (then again, that port is a minefield of bugs...).

Unfortunatelly, the interface sucks. I'll have to install the classic interface thingy, cause I can't get used with Win8's one.
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