Would I get better gaming performance with Windows 7 or with Windows Xp?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by TheShinyMac, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. TheShinyMac macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    The specs of my macbook pro are 2.5 ghz and it has 512 mb of vram. I want to setup bootcamp asap, I dont know if I should use xp or 7. I want to use fsx and a few other games. Which one would give me better frame rates and etc......
  2. MikeDTyke macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    What's fsx?

    Typically graphics drivers have suffered a bit under Vista, i'd assume the same until there's been some benchmarks run under 7. It's usually in the 10% frame rate area, so for most games not a big deal.

    If you run crysis at a high rez, well it might make the difference.
  3. TheShinyMac thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2009
    I think fsx means microsoft flight simulator any one else have any ideas
  4. spencecb macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2003
    I'd venture to say Windows 7, as it is supposed to be more efficient than XP or Vista.
  5. janicenumtwabe macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2009
  6. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2009
    Windows XP does not support (officially) DX 10 so the better bet is 7
  7. bmb012 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2006
    Well, on my Mac Pro, my outdated x1900 was FAR faster in XP, but if you want to run DX10 games, you'd want 7. I haven't been able to get Ati's software wooing properly still, though, so overclocking seems to be broken in 7, but there's no way overclocking alone would cause that much of a difference...
  8. Ov3rlord Falc0r macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
    Well first off do you have just a random copy of XP lying around? If not I recommend 7 just because it is free for the next year or so I believe. Just a thought.

    Personally I would prefer XP if I had an extra one just because it is proven to work. There are some minor issues with 7 that I have run into but they aren't big enough to turn me away.
  9. Plutonius macrumors 604


    Feb 22, 2003
    New Hampshire, USA
    Use Windows 7 if you plan on running mostly DX10 games. Otherwise, use XP.

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