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Windows XP vs Windows Vista for gaming?

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I'm building a new PC and am stuck on which to get.
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Windows Vista x64 should be the best for gaming. The driver support is good and now that SP1 is out everything on vista is fast and reliable.
 
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XP IMHO..

I own Vista Ultimate 64 and while overall faster the driver issues let alone a complete crash while using nVidia RAID0 upgrading to SP1 completely turned me off; for now.

I've even tried XP 64 and found a majority of the software I had for x32 still would run *most* of the time but had issues with some security software I use all the time so for me XP 32bit is golden still and for awhile to come I'm afraid.
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It depends. If you won't be running DX10 games, then XP all the way. If you want to be able to play DX10 games, you will need Vista64. If you want to experiment, and you already have both sets of operating system discs, make separate partitions for XP and Vista. Use Vista when you need DX10 support, XP when you don't.
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Get Vista. You might score a little better in 3DMark06 with XP, but you won't get DX10, and that is what you would want...the highest quality rendering.
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Vista all the way
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If you play DX10 games, then Vista

Otherwise, I'd go with XP
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Vista.. If you have 2gb or up. Or if you have a dx10 card
    
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i made the switch back to xp and i found that i like it A LOT more. it may have less user-friendly features, but it is blindingly fast compared to vista...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Sgt.Collins View Post
i made the switch back to xp and i found that i like it A LOT more. it may have less user-friendly features, but it is blindingly fast compared to vista...
You should try Windows 3.1

It may have less user-friendly features, but it is blindingly fast compared to XP
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