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Windows 7 vs. Vista VGA Performance Analysis (Page 1)

We find out how Windows 7 VGA performance is coming along with a GTX 285 by comparing it to Vista.
Shawn Baker | Feb 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 1 min, 1 sec time to read this page
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Windows 7 vs. Vista VGA Performance Analysis


I'm one of those people who love Vista; I will openly admit it and honestly, from day one I've loved it. Over time it's only gotten better and as someone who loves their graphics cards and games, why would you not want to experience DirectX 10?

With that said, I'm looking forward to getting into Windows 7. One of the biggest reasons people didn't take to Vista so quickly was because of the VGA performance in it originally being worse than XP. Also, at the time there were really no DirectX 10 games available. And when we did eventually see them, they offered no real visual improvements to make the jump worthwhile.

Again, though, as time went on we saw improvements and performance gains with both NVIDIA and ATI mainly concentrating on improving DX10 performance in games.

Today we want to see how VGA performance looks under the new Windows 7 in comparison to the now very well established Vista. We want performance to be close to Vista, but with Windows 7 still being in its Beta stage, we're not going to hold our breath.

With all of that said and done, we're now going to get straight into the testbed and the benchmarks before wrapping it all up.

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