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Is there any measurable, noticeable difference between 7 and Vista in terms of gaming?

Currently running Vista and playing BF3. I have a 7 install disc I bought a while ago but I've been lazy in installing it because Vista runs well enough and I was saving the install of 7 for when I do a motherboard upgrade later on.

Thoughts?
 
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ewwww, vista
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post #3 of 7
I love windows 7

But for performance differences in games I'm not so sure, I know that games run better on windows 8 than 7.
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post #4 of 7
If i recall correctly windows 7 runs "lighter" than vista? but i am assuming that it only effects lower end systems, and looking at your sig rig you wouldn't see a HUGE difference. but coming from vista to 7..... 7 is a whole lot better to use. imo
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post #5 of 7
It should be the same performance. Really, this vista sucks meme is really old, get the facts, a tweaked search and prefetch didnt make 7 a better os, just gave the users a placebo of being lighter on resources.
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post #6 of 7
I honestly don't see how it would be any different.
post #7 of 7
The higher the system specs, the less measurable the performance differences, when I had an HP 311 (Ion GPU) there was approximately a 10 - 15% difference in gaming performance between vista and win 7. On my Sig Rig, I would doubt that there would be any measurable difference, though I'm not willing to try it out
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