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Windows 8 seems like a giant waste in terms of gaming. It brings nothing new to the table, other than Xbox 360 compatibility which isn't important to me.

Everything I see seems to indicate that Windows 8 is purely a gimmick. Genuinely, I think I'll stick to 7 until they offer some actual gaming improvements, I don't need any of those features. I'm not saying everyone should share my opinion, that's just my stance.
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Originally Posted by IcedEarth View Post
Windows 8 seems like a giant waste in terms of gaming. It brings nothing new to the table, other than Xbox 360 compatibility which isn't important to me.

Everything I see seems to indicate that Windows 8 is purely a gimmick. Genuinely, I think I'll stick to 7 until they offer some actual gaming improvements, I don't need any of those features. I'm not saying everyone should share my opinion, that's just my stance.
+1 this

I'm moving to a version of Linux.
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Windows 8 seems like a giant waste in terms of gaming. It brings nothing new to the table, other than Xbox 360 compatibility which isn't important to me.

Everything I see seems to indicate that Windows 8 is purely a gimmick. Genuinely, I think I'll stick to 7 until they offer some actual gaming improvements, I don't need any of those features. I'm not saying everyone should share my opinion, that's just my stance.
the beta version of windows 8 already showed up to 10% performance gain on games like battlefield and left 4 dead... windows 8 is much more efficient at multi core management than windows 7... so what are you smoking?
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dx12?
Gaming companies will get around to supporting DX12 when Microsoft hits Windows 10, would you believe Windows 11?
Edited by Gunderman456 - 11/8/11 at 5:15pm
 
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Gaming companies will get around to supporting DX12 when Microsoft hits Windows 10, would you believe Windows 11?
True that, they barely even started using DX 11, and the few games that do...do so, MOSTLY, on rather unnoticeable stuff, lets face it, DX 9 is still the major driving force behind god knows how many games. Hopefully the new generation of console will come and solve that.
    
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the beta version of windows 8 already showed up to 10% performance gain on games like battlefield and left 4 dead... windows 8 is much more efficient at multi core management than windows 7... so what are you smoking?
Wow, cheers for being rude you idiot. I did say you don't have to share my opinion but obviously you lack reading comprehension.

Windows 8 will more than likely be about £120-£150 for the premium version, which was taken from historical data with Vista and 7.

10% for £150 when I can get another GTX480 for that and SLI?

Which one would bring the most improvements? It is not cost effective for gamers no matter how much you look at it.
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Every one knows that windows is only good every other version. Windows 7 is good, wait for 9.
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I still have a feeling that the entire feel of W8 on a non-touchscreen PC will be very different when it's released. I can't imagine they'd release an OS so geared towards such a small slice of their userbase.
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7 is the next XP. 8 is going to have an extremely tough time working it's way into the work place, if at all. I just hope they release DX12 on 7, I'll be sticking with it if they do and just throw hardware at the 10% performance loss. I really can't take Metro, and I've upgraded to every new Windows version since 95. It's backwards intuitive on a desktop.

I didn't care for XP as much as some people do (ugly as sin to look at) but I think 7 is perfect. Not that there shouldn't be progression, but Metro is... I can't even describe it. It's like going backwards. I have a mouse.
Edited by pengs - 11/8/11 at 11:13pm
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For how many years has sci fi shows, tech shows and whatever predicted that the 2D GUI we use today in whatever form it comes in will be replaced by a holographic gesture based interface (3D HUI?).

I't makes perfect sense to have such development, but when development of 2D interfaces is geared toward this all you end up with is something you already had, windows 8 will have a new polish, new features but they can't move away from whats already there.

I't takes an idiot of journalistic proportions to create a system that's intuitive for non computer users and then market it towards computer uses. The system would become counter intuitive.

Honestly: Just give me a Windows 95 skin and I'll shut up.
 
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