Windows Vista Speed Check
Windows XP or Windows Vista? Although the new operating system from Microsoft now for over a year on the market and has recently experienced with the Service Pack 1, a major update, there are many potential buyers still little careful with the switch and prefer to keep the veteran, but mature Windows XP. And so, even though Windows Vista has some very useful new features such as support for Direct3D 10 API and a generally much better driver model through which there is less problems.
But one thing is used often and with pleasure as an argument against Windows Vista: The speed. Those should be Windows XP still inferior, especially a lot of games to run slower, even though all drivers should be quite mature by now.
In particular the derivatives of the graphics chip specialist ATI and Nvidia have just made huge steps forward, after the initial problems were also necessary. But what is the current state of affairs? Is Windows XP, despite the theoretical disadvantages to players still appropriate than Windows Vista?
The very issues on performance in games, we want to answer with this article. Other applications or Windows Vista itself, we do not go to trial with one. In addition to a normal single-GPU card today revealed multi-GPU teams are becoming increasingly important. For this reason, we look not only at the speed of a conventional graphics card, but also with a Radeon HD 3870 X2 and a GeForce 9800 GX2. Above all, CrossFire and SLI had in the early days of Windows Vista, to fight hard in the recent past, with the operating system.
So looks like the duel from now? Windows Vista has caught up or even obsolete Windows XP?The following pages will answer this question further.