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Not only is is bad enough that vista decreases 3dmark scores by around 500 points, but vista plus sp1 decreased my score by another 300! woot.............................................. ...
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Wow what is MS thinking by doing this? Is it destroying PC gaming? Do they even care how games perform in Vista?
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Wow what is MS thinking by doing this? Is it destroying PC gaming? Do they even care how games perform in Vista?
300 points is nothing...


Tell me, has it affected your gaming experience at all? Even slightly? It sure hasn't for mine.


I don't understand why people put so much stock in benchmark scores.
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Because XP service packs actually improved performance, this trash is just degrading it.
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Well, It has lowered my 3dmark score also..
I am not getting overly upset over it, but...it is a step in the wrong direction.

Any ammount of points lower is worse, no matter how much, and SP1 has made gaming worse. Maybe not noticeably, but MS need to get their act together and make it better.

I'm not gonna stop using vista because I now get 110 FPS instead of 112 FPS.
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Because XP service packs actually improved performance, this trash is just degrading it.
To bad XP service packs don't improve DX10...
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Because XP service packs actually improved performance, this trash is just degrading it.
Trash, huh? Benchmarks mean NOTHING. I don't understand how losing some points on a benchmark means vista sucks. Really I don't. Oh well you lost 500 points, boohoo, you made a sacrifice, but I notice ACTUAL speed over XP in the desktop instead of the speed you'll never notice from 3dmark.
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I guess game performance means nothing either, because a system running vista will run a game slower than an equivalent one running XP. Only reason vista will catch on eventually is because they'll start making DX10 only games (and microsoft will stop marketing XP), not because its a better OS.

Side note: I have vista on my laptop, and absolutely hate it. If the drivers were available, I'd downgrade to XP in a heartbeat.
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Why is 3DMark06 EVERYTHING now days? SP1 may have fixed and improved so much on Vista, yet 300 points is not a sacrifice?

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I guess game performance means nothing either, because a system running vista will run a game slower than an equivalent one running XP. Only reason vista will catch on eventually is because they'll start making DX10 only games, not because its a better OS.

Side note: I have vista on my laptop, and absolutely hate it. If the drivers were available, I'd downgrade to XP in a heartbeat.
Why can't you? Did you disable the SATA feature in your BIOS? My laptop SATA drivers were enabled on my laptop and that's what was holding me back from reformatting. Works fine when disabled.
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I guess game performance means nothing either, because a system running vista will run a game slower than an equivalent one running XP. Only reason vista will catch on eventually is because they'll start making DX10 only games (and microsoft will stop marketing XP), not because its a better OS.

Side note: I have vista on my laptop, and absolutely hate it. If the drivers were available, I'd downgrade to XP in a heartbeat.
What games run slower on Vista than XP? Do you have any proof?
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