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Originally Posted by amvnz View Post
Would this be an example of Xbox and Playstation OS? They seem to be more optimized for gaming, being able to churn out some pretty good performance on old hardware. Even if it is vsynced at 30fps and games are optimized for them.
They offer "better" performance because every playstation and every xbox is the same, hardware wise. This is not true of computers, hence having to go through the DirectX api.
 
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Just hack the OS till you see fit?
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I dunno, i remember hearing that the PS3 has hardware that equates to a 7800GTX back in the day. You look at some scenes in GT5 and they are hugely impressive. Only downside really is the lack of anti ailiasing.
The 7800GTX has twice the pixel fillrate of the PS3 or XBox (theoretical pixel fillrate of course)
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post #14 of 29
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Might increase performance... but not by much. A semi decent PC will handle games such as BF3 with a full fat OS. Stripping it might net you a slightly better ping and maybe 1-2 fps here and there... but probably not enough to be worth the hassle.
Well i respectful disagree. You have to remember if this "gaming only os" did become mainstream (which if there is one will probably not) developers might try to optimise the games to work as well as possible with the game. So you might see a increase of possible 10-15 frames.. Which is the difference between video cards separated by about $20-$25 bucks.
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It's called a console.
    
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Well i respectful disagree. You have to remember if this "gaming only os" did become mainstream (which if there is one will probably not) developers might try to optimise the games to work as well as possible with the game. So you might see a increase of possible 10-15 frames.. Which is the difference between video cards separated by about $20-$25 bucks.
Where did you pull these numbers from? What changes in the OS would bring such a dramatic increase in performance?
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To OP: This is what Home Premium Editions are for to be honest, and with a few tweaks to Msconfig and services you will get that little extra boost.

I see posts like this a lot, "how can i tweak extra performance" and all the time they are running Ultimate Editions of an OS. If you want the best don't buy bloated versions of an OS that has a tons of features and services you'll never use.
 
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It's called a console.
Yeah... But consoles don't get upgraded nearly as often as they should.
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W7 with disabled services and nothing installed is the closest you will get.
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Well i respectful disagree. You have to remember if this "gaming only os" did become mainstream (which if there is one will probably not) developers might try to optimise the games to work as well as possible with the game. So you might see a increase of possible 10-15 frames.. Which is the difference between video cards separated by about $20-$25 bucks.
I meant currently, not "if" and "might do". I agree though, optimisation could take place with a "gaming only OS" as the setup would be more standardised (in terms of software).
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