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Posted 13 December 2012 - 22:31
The only difference for gaming is full support for DirectX11.1. Some features will be made available for Windows 7 with a platform update (see here). At the moment, no games support it so it isn't worth upgrading to Windows 8 only for DX11.1.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 22:32
Except in AC3, 8 offers smoother gameplay for the 7950 in pretty much everything they tested.
Trouble is, that doesn't really matter. A moral victory in the borderline-meaningless FPS sweeps doesn't overcome the fact that the Radeon HD 7950 has a persistent problem with high-latency frames across a range of test scenarios based on the latest games. The 99th-percentile frame times reflect that reality. Our latest round of tests shows that Windows 8 is not the problem. On the contrary, Windows 8 generally improves the latency picture somewhat.
Posted 13 December 2012 - 22:38
Eh? Been a long time since I used windows but back when I did (xp/7) I never really remember many game crashes at all.
Games simply crash less (far less) on Windows 8 than on earlier versions of Windows - even games that predate Windows 8 by several years.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 13:47
So basically it's just a matter of preference to have Windows 8 installed instead of Windows 7 on a gaming rig
(performance-wise is Win 8 slightly faster I guess)
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