Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jan 2009 07:16 UTC
Windows Even though the Windows 7 beta had been available on piracy networks for a while now, it still hadn't been officially released. During his pre-show keynote at CES, Steve Ballmer officially launched the Windows 7 beta onto the world via TechNet, MSDN, and Connect. It will become available to the general public this Friday.
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It's all BS
by ScannerAssy on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:12 UTC
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2006-07-19

I've installed the beta too and compared the performance in the game ETQW (this game is highly dependant of processor power). On the same machine (E8400, gigabyte P45-UD3, 2gb DDR2) windows 7 is indeed SLOWER than xp (less FPS). So, all this hype about great performance from win7 is BS. Last but not least, it doesn't boot any faster either.

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RE: It's all BS
by sukru on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:20 in reply to "It's all BS"
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2006-11-19

It could be the video drivers not optimized for the new version, yet. It had also happened with Vista, which had terrible gaming performance at the time of release.

Give it enough time, and it will catch up eventually.

Additionally, boot times may be machine dependent, but all the benchmarks I've seen, and my own experience tells Windows 7 boots faster than both XP and Vista.

Edited 2009-01-08 15:21 UTC

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RE[2]: It's all BS
by SlackerJack on Thu 8th Jan 2009 15:37 in reply to "RE: It's all BS"
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2005-11-12

I just think thats a the usual excuse, Windows 7 is'nt that much different from Vista unlike Vista was to XP. If graphics manufactures are on the ball you should have just as good performance as Vista.

It's true that debug will provide a overhead but not as much as people claim, Windows 7 won't magically give you a extra 30fps(if it does it's more than lightly directx not the OS itself).

Edited 2009-01-08 15:38 UTC

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RE: It's all BS
by Soulbender on Thu 8th Jan 2009 16:03 in reply to "It's all BS"
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2005-08-18

A test sample of one application does not a fact make.

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RE: It's all BS
by jjmckay on Thu 8th Jan 2009 16:40 in reply to "It's all BS"
jjmckay Member since:
2005-11-11

windows 7 is indeed SLOWER than xp (less FPS). So, all this hype about great performance from win7 is BS.


It's a BETA! Windows 7 final doesn't exist yet! Just insert 'beta' after windows 7 in your sentence and I'd have no disagreement. You speak like Windows 7 is final and you hold the holy grail of truth that W7 is indeed slower but it's a BETA product.

Edited 2009-01-08 16:40 UTC

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RE: It's all BS
by axilmar on Thu 8th Jan 2009 16:46 in reply to "It's all BS"
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2006-03-20

Far Cry 2 runs 20% faster in Windows 7 than in XP on my computer.

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RE: It's all BS
by WorknMan on Thu 8th Jan 2009 17:26 in reply to "It's all BS"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I've installed the beta too and compared the performance in the game ETQW (this game is highly dependant of processor power). On the same machine (E8400, gigabyte P45-UD3, 2gb DDR2) windows 7 is indeed SLOWER than xp (less FPS). So, all this hype about great performance from win7 is BS. Last but not least, it doesn't boot any faster either.


I know MS has said that there will be performance gains in Win7 as compared to Vista, but have they even claimed that it will be faster than XP? If it's got all of Vista's features, I don't see how they could pull that off.

I don't expect it'll be faster than XP, but I do expect it'll be faster than Vista.

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RE: It's all BS
by tomcat on Fri 9th Jan 2009 02:37 in reply to "It's all BS"
tomcat Member since:
2006-01-06

I've installed the beta too and compared the performance in the game ETQW (this game is highly dependant of processor power). On the same machine (E8400, gigabyte P45-UD3, 2gb DDR2) windows 7 is indeed SLOWER than xp (less FPS). So, all this hype about great performance from win7 is BS. Last but not least, it doesn't boot any faster either.


You're comparing ONE APP -- and then declaring that "this hype about great performance from win7 is BS"?!? What a maroon...

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