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So from what I read Windows 8.1 offers smoother gaming experience, plus a few extra frames according to the BF4 benchmarks.

Now my question is. Will it provide a smoother experience across all games or is it limited to BF4?

Why? I just got my new Samsung 750GB EVO SSD to replace my old Samsung 128GB 830. Still deciding between just doing Windows 7 or switching to Windows 8.1 PRO. I am considering Win 8.1 PRO because I can get it for free through my school, if not I would just re-install Win 7 since I dont want to spend 100+ bucks. But this is not the case.
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So from what I read Windows 8.1 offers smoother gaming experience, plus a few extra frames according to the BF4 benchmarks.

Now my question is. Will it provide a smoother experience across all games or is it limited to BF4?

Why? I just got my new Samsung 750GB EVO SSD to replace my old Samsung 128GB 830. Still deciding between just doing Windows 7 or switching to Windows 8.1 PRO. I am considering Win 8.1 PRO because I can get it for free through my school, if not I would just re-install Win 7 since I dont want to spend 100+ bucks. But this is not the case.

In general, it's been shown that Windows 8 does provide a few extra FPS across the board, amongst other performance optimizations. The OS does take some getting used to, but after over a year with it, I'm quite happy with it.

If you do go for W8, I'd recommend grabbing Start8 or one of the free alternatives if you can't stand not having an actual start menu. It will make the transition much easier.
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In general, it's been shown that Windows 8 does provide a few extra FPS across the board, amongst other performance optimizations. The OS does take some getting used to, but after over a year with it, I'm quite happy with it.

If you do go for W8, I'd recommend grabbing Start8 or one of the free alternatives if you can't stand not having an actual start menu. It will make the transition much easier.

Awesome I am making the move then, I can manage not having the classic start screen. I already have win 8 on my ultrabook and it's doable for me.

So the only reason getting Win 8 on my desktop was if there was a noticeable improvement in gaming. Which it looks like it is biggrin.gif

Thanks for the info!
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