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The most recommended OS for gaming on a PC? (7 or 8)

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1 year ago#1
Windows 7 or 8 for a gaming PC? - Results (82 votes)
Windows 7
52.44% (43 votes)
43
Windows 8
47.56% (39 votes)
39
This poll is now closed.
Just curious what everyone thinks is the best OS for gaming on a PC.
1 year ago#2
8. It's better than 7 in every way. Just not MUCH better.

They're both great for gaming, 8 s just slightly less resource intensive.
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1 year ago#3
8 uses less resources and support later versions of direct x so that's a must for the best looking games.

Yes windows 8 has a bit of a learning curve but you simply to youtube and watch some tutorials. Great way to pass some times while you wait for your new rig or parts to come.
1 year ago#4
8 overall is better for gaming since it uses less resources but has some bad design decisions.
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1 year ago#5
You will need to switch to 8 for the newest version of Direct X, some games run better in 8 than 7 ( Battlefield 4 ) and some games will even REQUIRE 8... just make the switch. Windows 8.1 is so much better than regular 8.
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1 year ago#6
Slayn posted...
You will need to switch to 8 for the newest version of Direct X, some games run better in 8 than 7 ( Battlefield 4 ) and some games will even REQUIRE 8... just make the switch. Windows 8.1 is so much better than regular 8.


BF4 runs better with Mantle then with DX11.1 anyway, so the point is moot.
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1 year ago#7
I say go with 8 if you have to buy an OS, but don't bother if you already have 7.
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1 year ago#8
I recently went from 7 to 8 and noticed no difference whatsoever, good or bad, for gaming.

8 boots up way faster, but has a far worse interface.
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1 year ago#9
Buying new I would say go for 8, otherwise there is no reason to upgrade. 8 is basically Windows 7 with better performance and a bunch of small nuisances. Also, it refers to programs as 'apps', which really bugs me.
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1 year ago#10
SonyHoundDawg posted...
8 uses less resources and support later versions of direct x so that's a must for the best looking games.

Yes windows 8 has a bit of a learning curve but you simply to youtube and watch some tutorials. Great way to pass some times while you wait for your new rig or parts to come.


A quick Google search shows that only 2 games even use DirectX 11.1, Battlefield 4 and Star Trek Online. And aren't the PS4 and XBOne limited to DirectX 11 and 11.1 won't work on them? I was considering going with Windows 8 on my current build mainly because of 11.1 but after doing some research, I found out that nothing really uses it nor are there really any big games in the works that are going to require it. Everywhere I look online, 11.1 seems to be a gimmick to try to get people to upgrade to Windows 8 rather than being something we'll actually get use out of being gamers.
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