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Did you get lower bench scores with Win8 than 7? I've heard FTW420 talking about bench scores going down slightly in Win8 but haven't noticed it yet. Have been re-benching over the weekend and nothing glaring so far...
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If I did then it's imperceptible. That may be my fault though, as it's been a long time since I've done any benching. I did a bit when I first got the new hardware, but it's been months since I've gotten anything new. So I just kind of sat back and enjoyed it for a while, just gaming every now and then.

Game-wise though, it's been great. Older game for my first example, I know. But Fallout 3 for instance...always crashed when I enabled any of the graphics effects under the 'Water' tab in the launcher. It was a wide-spread bug and the fix for everyone was simply to disable everything. Tried it on Win8, with everything enabled, and it hasn't crashed once.

I've had other similar little things like that with certain games. But for the most part, I noticed many are much smoother, mostly in SLI. Can't even tell I'm using 2 cards as opposed to one. I just like Win8 because everything in general seems to work better. But as for straight benchmark comparisons...I never did any. Was too excited to jump from Win7 that I didn't bother to test for comparison reasons. I might have some old pics of various runs, but even if I know what clocks they were ran at, there's no way to tell whether the performance difference was caused by going from Win7 to Win8 or the drivers, since I really don't plan on going back to whatever legacy drivers I ran the old runs at to compare. I'll do a Google for some Win7-Win8 testing and see if anything decent comes up, but I think the difference is less than 1% most of the time.

Edit- What I'm seeing so far is a gain in, or worst case scenario- even, performance. So, I don't know why synthetics would lose performance and almost every game would slightly gain some, but who knows.
Edited by dph314 - 1/28/13 at 7:01pm
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I was trying a beta win8 which was pretty buggy, reading from those who compare win 7 to win 8 most do still say benchies are a bit better in win 7 (mostly testing 3d11 & vantage).

I don't have a retail win 8 so never tried that myself, & only looked at bench results & not gaming. Most win8 users seem perfectly happy with games from what I've seen.
    
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The new drivers sound promising, I need to get back to benching soon before next gen is here and this gen is old news.
hwbot version of Heaven seems to be the toughest benchmark on these cards for me, I did get the highest score on 2 680's on water cooling with my cards on heaven at the bot a while back but couldn't get first place with a single, maybe the new drivers will help, the top scores on 680's all have very high memory clocks, higher than I've been able to get, even though my core clocks were higher, memory clocks make a huge difference in benchmarks
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I was trying a beta win8 which was pretty buggy, reading from those who compare win 7 to win 8 most do still say benchies are a bit better in win 7 (mostly testing 3d11 & vantage).

I don't have a retail win 8 so never tried that myself, & only looked at bench results & not gaming. Most win8 users seem perfectly happy with games from what I've seen.

Ahh, thanks for the clarification. I thought I had just seen you state this not long ago...
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I was trying a beta win8 which was pretty buggy, reading from those who compare win 7 to win 8 most do still say benchies are a bit better in win 7 (mostly testing 3d11 & vantage).

I don't have a retail win 8 so never tried that myself, & only looked at bench results & not gaming. Most win8 users seem perfectly happy with games from what I've seen.

Gaming-wise, yes, been great so far. Those who game 95% of the time and just bench for fun should be quite happy when they upgrade smile.gif
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Gaming-wise, yes, been great so far. Those who game 95% of the time and just bench for fun should be quite happy when they upgrade smile.gif

Yes, going for bench scores I still use win xp a lot of the time. Better in some benches but definitely not the choice for most games.
    
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Gaming-wise, yes, been great so far. Those who game 95% of the time and just bench for fun should be quite happy when they upgrade smile.gif

Yes, going for bench scores I still use win xp a lot of the time. Better in some benches but definitely not the choice for most games.

XP? Interesting. Benches get progressively worse with each OS?
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Back to windows 95 it seems rolleyes.gif
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XP? Interesting. Benches get progressively worse with each OS?

Not all, & it depends on the card for some. 3dmark 01 does better in xp with all cards, with 03 amd does better in win7, nvidia does better in xp. DX 10/11 benches still have to run in a dx10 OS.
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Back to windows 95 it seems rolleyes.gif

Not quite that far back, although I've never tested with the original DOOM, who knows. Win 98 was better. biggrin.gif
Win XP is still the best for pretty much all 2d benching. Win 7 is a good all around OS, bloating it to make everything easier to work with makes everything easier to work with though, not necessarily faster or better. rolleyes.gif
    
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