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Hey guys,
I have had a copy of windows 8 pro for a while but after using it on my laptop and not loving it I have stuck to windows 7 on my main rig. I'm currently running a maximus vi hero and I've heard from a few guys to use windows 8 or 8.1 to get the best performance and stability out of the newer motherboards and games.This true?
 
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Well, I have heard (and seen) Windows 8.1 will give most nVidia users a good 5% boost in FPS in most games, especially new. Whereas AMD sees something like 3-5%.

For this reason alone I almost upgraded. But like you, I just cant have 8.1 because I need Windows 7. If it was solely a gaming rig maybe, but might as well wait till the next Windows next year.
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Small improvement in performance, faster boot times and up to about five percent quicker overall. Should be no difference in stability on properly installed systems; both 7 and 8 are extremely stable OSes.
     
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Well, I have heard (and seen) Windows 8.1 will give most nVidia users a good 5% boost in FPS in most games, especially new. Whereas AMD sees something like 3-5%.

For this reason alone I almost upgraded. But like you, I just cant have 8.1 because I need Windows 7. If it was solely a gaming rig maybe, but might as well wait till the next Windows next year.

Yea I read a preview on windows 9 the other day and it looks and sounds like windows 8 with a windows 7 front end., which is fine by me. I bought a windows 8 upgrade when it first came out and hated it due to crashing and instability. But I now know that was due to driver support. So things mite be on the plus side for windows 8 ?
 
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Small improvement in performance, faster boot times and up to about five percent quicker overall. Should be no difference in stability on properly installed systems; both 7 and 8 are extremely stable OSes.

8 adds a number of nice features. Off the top of my head:

-Native ISO mounting
-File History
-WDDM 1.2
-Multi-threaded boot (faster)
-Generally faster around the OS

I'd upgrade.
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