Who wants to play on their home computer, which is hardly the time being continue past a Microsoft operating system. While there are quite a few alternatives, they come in terms of compatibility but lacks a Windows operating system.
Currently, the measure of all things between players is Windows XP, with a new production from Microsoft, which goes by the name of Windows Vista since January of this year is on the shelves and courting buyers. And as our internal statistics show, set every month more and more readers on Windows Vista.
Reason enough for us, Windows Vista to undergo an extensive test games. We do not want to take with this article on (some existing) incompatibilities with various applications, but will limit ourselves only to the pure game performance with ATI and nVidia graphics card. The current raw speed off the driver situation is also not part of this test.
Is Windows Vista with current drivers in a position to achieve the performance of the long-engineered Windows XP? Can you take some titles maybe the helm? This much can be revealed in advance: In some games it comes to interesting results.
Long before Windows Vista was released commercially, and touched not only Microsoft, but also the graphics card manufacturers the drum for the operating system. Thanks to the exclusive Direct3D 10 API, the user should not only venture into new dimensions of speed, but can also enjoy unprecedented effects on the screen that could be done with Direct3D 10 easier and faster display.
But even Direct3D 9 games should take advantage of Windows Vista because of the CPU overhead compared to Windows XP has dropped significantly. But it could not see anything on the idea in January, was usually does the opposite.Meanwhile, Windows Vista available for about five months. Are the drivers become more mature? This test should show it.