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

    TheShinyMac

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    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

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    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

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

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

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  6. SpeedFleX macrumors 6502

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

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    Well, on my Mac Pro, my outdated x1900 was FAR faster in XP, but if you want to run DX10 games, you'd want 7.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

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    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 603

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    Use Windows 7 if you plan on running mostly DX10 games. Otherwise, use XP.
     

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