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Vista gaming will be 10 to 15% slower than XP


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the Inquirer

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http://forums.obsidi...showtopic=44231

That would be about the time Vista is apropriately stable anyway :-"

Edit: Speaking of speed and Vista. Also from The Inquirer:

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Notice the last line ;)

Edited by Gorth, 07 October 2006 - 10:53 PM.


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laaaaaaaaaag

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We had Vista presentation from Microsoft at our uni recently (which I didn't attend), and two notable facts that left the impact on the attendees are
  • it has a lot of neat features
  • it was so painfully slow on a laptop with 2Gb RAM, it'd be enough to make one weep


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Yikes. ;)

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I'll make the same suggestion I make to most people with operating systems. Don't be the first one on board.

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Sounds like wisdom to me. ;)

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Sounds like experience to me.

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Yeah... Staying away from Vista. Yesiree. :mellow:

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You won't be able to "stay away" eventually. But there is no need to install it until M$ starts talking about the next version. :mellow:

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10-15% must be a much lower performance hit than it sounds, since I've not noticed a visible framerate drop in any of the games I've reinstalled since throwing Vista on to my rig. I suppose if a game was already chugging along with framerate issues in XP, the extra hit would be painful, but as it is, I'm pretty happy with Vista's performance.

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I definitely won't be upgrading to Vista until something I want to use forces me to. I let other people be the version-guinea pigs. :D

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I have already shared that I will not upgrade until SP1 at least with any MS OS. I also recommend this course of action to any of my clients as well. This article only reinforces my hesitation and confirms that in many ways XP is really a solid OS.

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As much as I sometimes complain about little bits here and there in XP, I'd agree...it's certainly been the most stable version of Windows OS - which means I can go a lot longer without re-formatting.

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Sounds like experience to me.

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Sounds like experience to me.

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Hahaha!

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Why does it feel that whenever Microsoft (FINALLY) gets an OS to be working and virtually bug-free, they decide to release the next bloated version?

I also can't understand people who are like, "Wow, Vista is released in only 11 days 12 hours and 43 minutes! I can't wait!!1". Don't they know it's an OS? It's supposed to hide in the background and wait until you, the end-user, wants to run an application, which is when it kicks in and starts said application in the fastest possible time, using as few system resources as is possible.

Vista is quite the opposite. It will take hours to install, it will demand 15 GB of harddrive space (at least) and it will make your computer cry before you've even decided to start any applications.

Windows Vista: the very definition of the term bloatware.

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With any luck some enterprising soul will port DirectX to linux, and I won't need to install Windoze ever again ... :D

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With any luck some enterprising soul will port DirectX to linux, and I won't need to install Windoze ever again ... :D

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