Is it too soon to bother with Vista for gaming?

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by hippytwoshoes, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. hippytwoshoes

    hippytwoshoes OSNN One Post Wonder

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    hello!

    new to the forums, just wanted to say hi and also had a question here.
    so sure vista is out now, but i'm really into pc gaming & have quite a few games i like to play on occasion(who doesn't?).. but what's the compatibility like so far with Vista?..
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    Right now you are definitely better with XP. There is better driver support and no new games use DirectX 10 AFAIK.
     
  3. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    whats afaik again?:nervous:
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    as far as I know
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    I don't have any issues with gaming in vista that won't be solved by final build drivers over the coming weeks.
     
  6. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    i don't have any issues with gaming right now

    not slower or anything else. i'm not a "hardcore" gamer, but i do my fair share.
    No games out use DX10... so? doesn't stop current games working
     
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    ElementalDragon The One and Only

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    yeah..... and ATI also doesn't have a video card using unified shaders out yet..... let alone a card that supports DX10. They also have a much smaller base of people actually USING an ATI-based motherboard requiring ATI drivers. NVidia has to get good 8800GTX drivers out for both XP AND Vista..... as well as drivers for the 7-series cards for Vista, as well as NForce drivers for Vista and possibly updated ones for XP. If you ask me, NVidia has a lot more to work on than ATI could ever dream of.
     
  9. LordOfLA

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    And consequently have a larger developer team. The 100 series drivers work just fine for the 7000 and 6000 series PCIe cards.