If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy
James Madison (American 4th US President (1809-17), and one of the founding fathers of his country. 1751-1836)

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Gaming performance XP vs Vista / ATI vs NVIDIA...

There have been an enumerate amount of articles shooting down game performance on Vista, most of which entitled "Vista kills games"! Left one with no doubt as to the performance of Vista, or lack thereof when it came to games shut down a lot of the gamer community to actually jump into a Vista upgrade. Of course I do not mean that all gamers were turned off for this reason, as I suppose that a good number of gamers are among the technorati and have other reasons for not diving into this latest M$ OS release. The point being...I have seen quite a few stories of the bads of trying to game on Vista but no real benchmarks to back up the claim and definitely no gaming comparisons between XP and Vista...along with a comparison between ATI and NVidia. Tom's Hardware did a Vista vs XP comparison and benchmark, but not a detailed gaming and card manufacturer (big two) comparison/benchmark. Then along comes a pretty good review by the folks over at PC Perspective and their article "Windows Vista Gaming Performance - NVIDIA and ATI Compared".

They did an awesome comparison of the two OS' and of the two video card's. What I found most surprising was that in the end...they did not bash Vista on gaming. You will have to read the article to learn the finer details of the comparisons they undertook and trust me it was a good read.

Vista game links:
- "Vista breaks 90% of games, claims game publisher" @ TG Daily
- "Windows Vista Gaming Performance Reports" @ TECHGAGE
- "Gameplay Stinks with RTM Vista and Current Drivers" @ Tom's Hardware
- "Carmack blasts Vista gaming initiative" @ Joystiq
- "Vista is crap for gaming, bloke reckons" @ The Inquirer
- "Windows Vista Gaming Performance Reports" @ Voodoo Extreme
- Tom's Hardware XP vs Vista Review

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