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My motherboard bricked today so just got a new one, I have managed with Windows 7 fine until the witcher 3, for some reason it had subpar performance and I am not sure if it was because of drivers or the motherboard.

Anyway I dont really like the lack of control of Windows 10. I also see it as something that will constantly need to be managed however I have decided if I do use Windows 10 it will just be for gaming, so basically what I am asking is has anyone else noticed improved performance in Windows 10 or should I stick with the more reliable and trusty Windows 7?
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No performance differences for me. 10 is annoying with its forced driver updates, but DX12 isn't possible on 7. Not relevant yet but eventually it will be.
 
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Real, from the ground up DX12 games are at least 1.5 to 2 years in the future. You might as well continue using your trusty Win 7 for DX11 gaming for now.
 
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You might as well continue using your trusty Win 7 for DX11 gaming for now.

Correct. Also Windows 7 is still a very robust and versitile OS, of which you can still do just about anything with and of which is still highly configurable to your own liking. The biggest problem with Windows 10 is it's threat to your privacy and the fact that they take your complete control of the system, away from you.

Windows 10 is for Morons who are incapable of thinking and customizing any OS for themselves, they would rather leave it to Redmond to do everything for them.
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Thanks this isnt surprising. I dont know what it is really but I wouldnt be surprised if Microsoft is somehow gimping Win7 performance either through legalities or by technicalities, it requires their input for companies to make drivers for them hence why the next gen of CPUs wont have drivers for Win7.
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Some of those results are downright bizarre.

I'd like to see a test on hardware with more mature drivers.
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That is good I have to admit, but the negatives outweigh any improvement for DX11 gaming.

Additionally, DX12 does not support CFX/SLI right now.

Trust me I'm in his boat, but until real DX12 games are out, there is no use. While these FPS increases are nice, I will not notice them especially with my 60Hz monitor. So what would be the difference between 100fps and 140fps?

Anyway, when my hand is eventually forced, when I mean gaming computer, it will be just that. I will not even open a web browser when I eventually switch to Win 10.
 
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Some of those results are downright bizarre.

I'd like to see a test on hardware with more mature drivers.

Indeed they are. I myself have tested every game I own that has a built in benchmark tool, as I use both Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. No measurable difference in any game, and that includes Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Thief, Hitman: Absolution, and also both Unigine Heaven and Valley.
 
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I recently just switched back to W7 (dual booting with W10) for Skyrim.

W10 has a VRAM limit of 4GB for DX9 games which has yet to be fixed by MS.

After a few days of strictly being on W7, I don't miss W10 at all... I'd just stick with it until DX12 finally becomes relevant.
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