xp or vista?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mankar4, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. mankar4 macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    I am planning on using boot camp for gaming. Should I go with XP or with Vista? Vista does dx10...

    ps. got leopard at 6:20 today! it rocks.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    XP will give better performance (and is significantly cheaper), but some games are Vista only...
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    What mac do you have? IF you have a mac with a Dx10 video card, then it MAY be worth your while to go with Vista, especially once SP1 comes out.. that's supposed to speed it up a lot.

    If you don't have a Dx10 video card, then I'd stick with XP since you're not going to lose much if anything I don't think, and gain a few extra FPS's since there's less overhead from the OS.
     
  4. mankar4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mankar4

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    I have an SR MBP. Maybe i should go with XP for now and wait for Vista SP1 or a time when I actually want to play a dx10 game. Basically I just want to play some oblivion and BF2.
     

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