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Windows 7 (Final OEM) vs. Windows Vista VGA Performance - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

With the final OEM of Windows 7 installed, we see how its VGA performance compares to Windows Vista today.

| Editorials in Video Cards | Posted: Aug 10, 2009 11:50 am

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit Final OEM, Windows Vista SP2 64-Bit

 

Drivers: ForceWare 190.38

 

With our GIGABYTE GTX 285 2GB card in hand, it's time to see what kind of performance we've got going on in both operating systems. With the ForceWare 190.38 installed we'll see if Windows 7 is going to be ready come October 22 to be you're new operating system.

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

Windows 7 (Final OEM) vs Windows Vista VGA Performance

 

Under our first test we can see there is nothing between the two operating systems. The move to Windows 7 is not going to yield a decrease or increase under Vantage from what we can see here.

 

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