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  • Who needs 64 and who 32-bit?
  • Testing and Test Configuration
  • And the battle begins …
  • 64-bit battle for third place
  • Finals in 32-bit
  • Test results
  • Conclusion





Conclusion
Now we come to a very interesting part where we should say what OS is the best. This is very difficult because both OSs have faults and advantages. As much as Vista looks dazzling and fancy, it is more stabile OS than XP and also can handles better “sloppy” users. But then again, that big “BUT”. XP still has on its side better performances and better support! You will have to decide by yourself what finalist is better. If performances are all that you need, than regular XP is still without rival.


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lol sp3 543 fps max in fear. go team!
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It's not a fair comparison in performance for gaming and graphics between XP and Vista because Vista uses DX10 which looks nicer and thus requires more power while XP uses DX9 which is faster but doesn't look as nice. It's like comparing fruits and vegetables. People should seriously stop comparing these two OS's. They are built differently and one does more than the other so it's no surprise that it's gonna be slower on the same hardware.
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so in short, for people with money to actually buy RAM, 64bit Vista is the only way
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I need to reinstall XP SP3 on my other hard drive huh.
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hmm... let me see... Windows vs. Windows vs. Windows vs. Windows.
Who will win?

Definitely not the consumer...
    
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What drivers are they using? They say "the same" but don't list what ones.
    
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It's not a fair comparison in performance for gaming and graphics between XP and Vista because Vista uses DX10 which looks nicer and thus requires more power while XP uses DX9 which is faster but doesn't look as nice. It's like comparing fruits and vegetables. People should seriously stop comparing these two OS's. They are built differently and one does more than the other so it's no surprise that it's gonna be slower on the same hardware.
Incase you didn't notice, x64 Vista SP1 crushed the x64 XP test with FPS and F.E.A.R.
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Somehow this test doesn't appear that equal and fair.
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post #10 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by davematthews52x View Post
It's not a fair comparison in performance for gaming and graphics between XP and Vista because Vista uses DX10 which looks nicer and thus requires more power while XP uses DX9 which is faster but doesn't look as nice. It's like comparing fruits and vegetables. People should seriously stop comparing these two OS's. They are built differently and one does more than the other so it's no surprise that it's gonna be slower on the same hardware.
That's completely wrong. Vista uses DX9e to run DX9 games, not DX10. Not only that but DX10 doesn't "require more power" it's just a much more efficient API than DX9. Infact, it runs faster than DX9. As shown by the optimisations with the PC version of Assassin's Creed. The DX10 version actually ran at a higher frame rate than the DX9 version.
Edited by voice - 6/27/08 at 8:58am
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