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Since this not discussing a beta product:

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Once I get my grubby little mitts on the Technet version, Win 8 is going on all my machines at home.

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if you have the leaked RTM installed in dual boot it would be nice if you uploaded some Win 7 and Win 8 RTM benchmarks results so we can start comparing them DX11 benchmarks and cinebench for the cpu would be great

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I'd be willing to run it full time if I knew I could game :p.

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I'd be willing to run it full time if I knew I could game :p.

Why couldn't you?

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I assume they're blocked as the release drivers are newer. I don't have it so can't verify, but it seems logical.

Hang on, are you saying there are RTM drivers? I didn't see any....

Tried installing an older version but the catalyst install manager simply didn't even show the option to install drivers.

I managed to get the VISION centre app installed but it only showed power options for my cpu (and clock speed stuff) none of the usual graphics stuff.

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Hang on, are you saying there are RTM drivers? I didn't see any....

Tried installing an older version but the catalyst install manager simply didn't even show the option to install drivers.

I managed to get the VISION centre app installed but it only showed power options for my cpu (and clock speed stuff) none of the usual graphics stuff.

I see your problem. You have an AMD card. :shifty:

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I see your problem. You have an AMD card. :shifty:

Har har har. I actually really love it. Some people stick with a single brand, I've switched between nVidia and AMD (well, ATI) several times now, always getting the best bang for buck. And no, (when I can actually get) drivers, I don't have any problems at all with them and haven't done for years.

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I just did some gaming on Windows 8 RTM using an AMD 6950 and the default RTM drivers. BF3 was smooth, just like it was under Windows 7. It had a few hiccups though. It would have periods of smooth, with a few freezes. Then eventually the game got so slow I had to quit. If you have an AMD card, I think this might not be a good idea right now. I have a machine with a GTX 680 in it, reluctant to go to 8 right now on that one though.

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Hard to tell currently as most of the Windows 8 drivers including both the NVIDIA and AMD Catalyst are in Beta.

However overall we expect noticeable performance improvements including in graphics/gaming because Windows 8 can handle a lot better the existing hardware and its a "lighter" OS from Windows 7.

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Har har har. I actually really love it. Some people stick with a single brand, I've switched between nVidia and AMD (well, ATI) several times now, always getting the best bang for buck. And no, (when I can actually get) drivers, I don't have any problems at all with them and haven't done for years.

I said I assume. I won't have the OS til October o.o

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Performance is definitely improved over Windows 7 and 8 RP.

i5 3550 @ 4.1Ghz

8GB @ 1866Mhz

ASUS GTX670 2GB @ stock speeds

Nvidia Driver 304.79 for Windows 7 & 8

3D Mark 2011

Windows 7 SP1 : P7992

Windows 7 SP1 : P8403 (Overclocked GPU)

Windows 8 RTM: P8533

Windows 8 RTM: P9009 (Overclocked GPU)

TDU2

Windows 7 SP1: 55-60 fps variable on Vsync

Windows 8 RTM: 60fps fixed on Vsync

I think the DPC latency checker tool is not functioning correctly in windows 8.

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Are you force installing the release preview drivers ? Or windows 7 drivers ?

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I just did some gaming on Windows 8 RTM using an AMD 6950 and the default RTM drivers. BF3 was smooth, just like it was under Windows 7. It had a few hiccups though. It would have periods of smooth, with a few freezes. Then eventually the game got so slow I had to quit. If you have an AMD card, I think this might not be a good idea right now. I have a machine with a GTX 680 in it, reluctant to go to 8 right now on that one though.

And this is why you should wait for a couple of months to install Windows 8 as your main OS ;)

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And this is why you should wait for a couple of months to install Windows 8 as your main OS ;)

Indeed, this is why it is not on my 680 GTX machine. Though with Windows 7, as soon as it became RTM, it worked pretty well right away. I guess because Windows Vista drivers worked with 7 pretty darn well.

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Har har har. I actually really love it. Some people stick with a single brand, I've switched between nVidia and AMD (well, ATI) several times now, always getting the best bang for buck. And no, (when I can actually get) drivers, I don't have any problems at all with them and haven't done for years.

AMD dropped support for anything below 5xxx series for W8. No bang.

NVIDIA created unified drivers, like a boss. They still support really old GPU with W8. Bang.

:3

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AMD dropped support for anything below 5xxx series for W8. No bang.

NVIDIA created unified drivers, like a boss. They still support really old GPU with W8. Bang.

:3

I have a 6850. Bang bang :p

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AMD dropped support for anything below 5xxx series for W8. No bang.

NVIDIA created unified drivers, like a boss. They still support really old GPU with W8. Bang.

:3

They're still supported with the launch drivers, which are probably still many versions past anything that actually made a difference for those cards.

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In short, everything in Windows 8 is hardware accelerated, and as a result its text, 2D, and 3D performance will blow Windows 7 away. DirectX 11.1 has also received a significant overhaul that should result in faster and more efficient games and applications. The bulk of the graphics changes in Windows 8 pertain to hardware acceleration for simple, typographically-rich Metro-style apps. In Windows 8, the rendering speed of text and simple shapes has been massively increased across the board: Title and heading text renders 336% faster than Windows 7; Lines render 184% faster; Rectangles render 438% faster; and so on. The rendering of JPEG, PNG, and GIF image files has also been improved in Windows 8, mostly by expanding SIMD usage. In one demo, Windows 8 decodes and renders 64 JPEGs in 4.38 seconds, while Windows 7 performs the same task in 7.28 seconds. Amongst a few changes to DirectX, the most significant feature in DX 11.1 is the new, simplified, unified Direct3D 11.1 API, which finally brings together the many API offshoots that MS has implemented in recent years.

http://gamesmonkey.org/news/windows-8-graphics-performance-and-directx-11-1/

well, this is good right? I'll watch the next weeks benchmarks and maybe I'll jump to Win 8 and happily ignore the Metro fail.

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I bit the bullet and installed it on my machine with the GTX 680. Much better experience. Beautifully quick. From the looks of things, I am about 8 FPS faster with the same settings.

I wonder if I can use windows 7 drivers for my 6950 machine in the meantime.

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proofop.jpgI am running windows 8 Professional x64 RTM with AMD Display Driver 9.00 w/ ATi 5750 that installed perfectly on windows 8 RTM and I installed battlefield 3 the first time boot up in windows 8 took no time at all 5 seconds to fully render all the graphics and let me select my class. it is such an amazing operating system consistent Frames per second I get roughtly about 35-50FPS(windows7) windows 8 (48-52FPS) consisntent cause of my video card some dense places on the map were a tad laggy (hence no polished AMD drivers yet for 8) but ive used every build of windows 8 and it only got better.

When I played Battlefield 3 all my settings were set to high motion blur off AA post low and no AA ran with no fps lag at all! :)

Also im about to play crysis 2 with the dx11 patch and (windows 8 system sounds are beautiful ^^)

and im here to help you AMD users out cause well AMD is the BEST! :D

here is the display driver im using right now and its flawless in gaming. thought ive ran into a few black squares in StarCraft 2 but it disappears almost right away.

http://depositfiles....files/kkd8sr41y - AMD Catalyst + Display Driver 9.00 goodluck have fun :)

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Oh and I heard that the display driver 9.00 works really good with 7 series cards :)

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AMD is releasing official Windows 8 RTM drivers on 16th August. Should be known as Catalyst 12.8 WHQL. Till then the 9.00 leaks seem to work rather well with RP. Definitely getting a couple of frames extra versus Windows 7 on the same driver.

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Performance is better all around for me on my GTX680 machine. One thing that is odd is I had to turn HT on on my 2600k (4.6ghz OC) or else I get near 100% CPU usage playing BF3 which results in hitching and severe FPS drops. CPU spikes also when using the Slingplayer windows app. Wondering if these will be fixed.

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The leaked AMD 9.00 drivers work perfectly on my 6990 4GB. For more leaks and other drivers that may work for you, check out: http://forums.guru3d.com/forumdisplay.php?f=46

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I do not even know why this is happening, but one of the more demanding games that are ran by the Unreal Engine 3, for example Batman: Arkham City, performs way much worse on Windows 8 than on Windows 7. I doubt it's even because of the graphics card driver, since the entire game is performing slow in all areas.

So I'm not getting only slow framerates, but also cracking sound, excessively slow gameplay, and a few more. It literally feels like running 1 frame per each second :p

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