Our first Vista vs. 7 VGA test

http://www.guru3d.com/article/windows-7-vs-vista-vga-game-performance/1

The VGA drivers are not only stable, they work really well and perform good as well. I was afraid that with the coming of a new OS we'd see a performance drop just like we had with the transition from Windows XP to Vista, but if anything, Windows 7 VGA performance is as good as Windows Vista with the obviously occasional random fluctuation in performance here and there though. Looking at the opposite side, Windows 7 won't offer performance increases in graphics performance either with an exception here and there.

Translation: Performance is the same.

*hides from insuring debate*
 

carickw

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Windows 7 boot is much faster than XP. On my laptop, XP booted in about 45sec, and windows 7 in about 20. Over 2x faster, which was awesome. On my desktop, XP boots in 22 sec, so I wonder how fast 7 would boot.
 
Wonder if this will actually mean anything?
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Carickw, one of the things they really tried to focus on was boot times, shutdown times, and resource usage. So you should see comparable boot times versus XP builds on the same equipment. Sometimes even faster depending on your buildout. GamerK316 & jaydeejohn, yeah, DX11 is going to be nice, but really need to see it on some new hardware. I know some of the capabilities of DX11 will be immediately available to many cards (DirectX11 Compute Shader, some texture and memory management model updates, etc), but some of the new stuff will have to wait until new GPUs hit the market probably around spring 2010. Has anybody tried the latest driver builds under the Windows 7 RTM since it hit MSDN and TechNet Plus (source: http://tinyurl.com/nu26jt ) I haven't gotten the time yet to switch over from RC to RTM (I have it downloaded but have been way busy).

 
The interesting thing about W7, and to a lessor degree, Vista is, the more cores on the cpu, the faster the OS will operate overall, which was and is extremely limited on xp, as it has many global blocks for MT usage, and its main advantage is just being DRM free, whereas both Vista and W7 have to carry that burden
I hate DRM, without it, wed see both Vista and W7 stomping xp right now
 

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How does DRM kill performance? I don't know anything about it and am interested in why that would matter.