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So of course you know that your "comparison" was obviously flawed as to the performance differences between Windows 7 and Windows 8, and that in gaming there is only about a 1.3% performance difference.

My comparison was simply comparing a well used windows 7 install to an upgrade install of windows 8.

Compare: To examine in order to note the similarities or differences of (insert items here)

I noticed a similarity:
My programs and drivers were all the same (with the exception of Microsoft security essentials which is now integrated into the OS)

I also noticed differences:
The operating system is faster overall even if only by a small margin. I also noticed my games were running faster/were more stable due to how windows 8 handles thread management on my FX-8320.

Again it didn't give me a magical 500 FPS boost but I am able to maintain a more constant/ less "laggy" FPS rate.

That's good enough for me
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AMD have stopped taking about any bulldozer improvements in Windows 8 because they're none existent.

This claim is often made along side the productivity claims but neither can be substantiated.
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post #73 of 89
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Placebo ^

AMD have stopped taking about any bulldozer improvements in Windows 8 because they're none existent.

This claim is often made along side the productivity claims but neither can be substantiated.

but windows 8 improves thread management across all cpu's not just AMD...
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but windows 8 improves thread management across all cpu's not just AMD...

Yes, but they were bigging up Windows 8 for bulldozer CPU's until recently.
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I'm running a piledriver cpu though, I just don't see how that's relevant.

my mind is a sponge, please explain redface.gif
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post #76 of 89
how did bulldozer and windows 8 become the discussion....... talk about a derailing thread. you do know this thread is about windows 7 and direct x 11.1? back OT : Microsoft's efforts are futile, I do hope that they just roll out DX12 before the next xbox comes along, dx11.1 could be the next dx9.0c we might be stuck with it for a very long time, its really up to microsoft. it will be a long time before dev's take advantage of DX11.1 it seems like such a minor improvement to even worry about upgrading to. in order to fully utilize it you'll need a brand new gpu and a brand new OS.
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post #77 of 89
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how did bulldozer and windows 8 become the discussion....... talk about a derailing thread. you do know this thread is about windows 7 and direct x 11.1? back OT : Microsoft's efforts are futile, I do hope that they just roll out DX12 before the next xbox comes along, dx11.1 could be the next dx9.0c we might be stuck with it for a very long time, its really up to microsoft. it will be a long time before dev's take advantage of DX11.1 it seems like such a minor improvement to even worry about upgrading to. in order to fully utilize it you'll need a brand new gpu and a brand new OS.

Because some people get confused and don't care for other peoples opinions/experiences rolleyes.gif (I give up/dont care)

On topic now sorry

I asked if we would see a difference between dx 11 and dx 11.1 in the near future?

As others have been saying it may take a while before we will see its potential depending on how long it takes for devs to jump on it.
But having a DX 11 update for windows 7 shows that M$ is not leaving 7 behind so quickly thumb.gif so it cant be a bad thing
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The biggest feature of 11.1 for gamers is native support of 3D in the API. You don't need nVidia 3D technology or AMD 3D technology anymore, it's all built into the DX. I don't know if this is one of the features they ported over to Windows 7.

Other important features are better support of certain formats and faster performance of those formats (mostly productivity stuff, not gaming, and only barely better), quicker returns to idle states to save power, Metro app support (not important for Windows 7), and various other bits I don't understand. Some of these features have been brought to Windows 7, others (like the Metro support) were not.
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Off topic would be talking about hippos.

You mentioned thread management on your FX as though it was something special but I distinctly remember AMD backing away from the performance boost claims a while back.
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Off topic would be talking about hippos.

You mentioned thread management on your FX as though it was something special but I distinctly remember AMD backing away from the performance boost claims a while back.

I further mentioned thread management was improved across the board not just AMD CPU's, give it a rest
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