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Today Microsoft released the first service pack for their Windows 7 operating system to the general public.
Officially Microsoft's release notes suggest no changes that would have any effect on graphics card performance, but we wanted to do our own testing. We used the final version of Service Pack 1 on our graphics card review system and compared the performance of ATI's and NVIDIA's latest flagship graphics card in our extensive benchmark suite.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Microsoft/Windows_7_SP_1_Graphics_Performance/1.html

TLDR: No difference.
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Ya, very rarely a SP will do massive performance increase in games.

More so, a more stable operating system and a better user experience. TPU wasted there time
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well that's cool.
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Originally Posted by savagebunny;12490855 
Ya, very rarely a SP will do massive performance increase in games.

More so, a more stable operating system and a better user experience. TPU wasted there time

Vista SP1 did.
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Vista SP1 did.

You could delete half of system32 in Vista and it would be faster than before. IMO Vista is irrelevant here. Bad OS is bad.
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Originally Posted by Dink;12490891 
You could delete half of system32 in Vista and it would be faster than before. IMO Vista is irrelevant here. Bad OS is bad.

Vista was fine. Worked great.

I don't know why they just don't attempt to strip down windows xp more, slab some new features to it, and release it as a new os?
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Vista was ok, but not one of MS's better OS's. I'd say it's best if Vista was forgotten.

Windows 7 is a masterpiece, and various benchmarks show it outperform OSX and some Linux Distros on various criteria.
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Gaming increase.... no. Floating point increase on capable chips...... YES YES YES. Sp1=FTW
    
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Not surprising...there wasn't a whole lot added in SP1. It's primarily a rollup of hotfixes and patches with a few things added to it.

Some that OCNers might be interested are improved HDMI audio and improved support for advanced format drives. SP1 for Server 2008 R2 includes dynamic memory allocation for Hyper-V and improved Remote Desktop that allows rich media over RDP to make Remote Desktop look and feel more like being connected locally.

Anyone interested reading what's in it can read the "Notable changes" document here.
     
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Originally Posted by Z Overlord;12490925 
Vista was ok, but not one of MS's better OS's. I'd say it's best if Vista was forgotten.

Windows 7 is a masterpiece, and various benchmarks show it outperform OSX and some Linux Distros on various criteria.

/facepalm

I just don't even know here to begin with you. rolleyes.gif
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