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. --- ZOMG Pokeyman craze! FC: 2036-7659-0505
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. --- i5-3570K @ 4.6 GHz | HD IceQ X 7850 | Z77-D3H | 700W | Intel 550 180GB | Seagate Barracuda 1T | Seagate XTD 2T + 16GB SSHD | 2x8 GB RAM
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. --- Remember to hug you're waifu.
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. --- Don't **** with Da Hui