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Windows 8 Being Quickly Adopted by PC Gamers

  1. #31


    Adelaide
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I miss the days where games used to have really good stories to them....probably to make up for the 16 bit graphics!
    Like the original run of "Dr Who".

    The BBC couldn't afford spectacular sets or special effects, so they had to spend more time on scripts.

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  2. #32


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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Coke Robot View Post
    I miss the days where games used to have really good stories to them....probably to make up for the 16 bit graphics!
    Like the original run of "Dr Who".

    The BBC couldn't afford spectacular sets or special effects, so they had to spend more time on scripts.
    Exactly.
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  3. #33


    South Coast NSW, Australia
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    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I'm not a gamer so I might be saying total B/S here - but aren't most intensive games driven from a dedicated GPU so the host CPU itself isn't needed so much to perform the gaming.

    So it really depends on how the dedicated GPU works with the computers BIOS and CPU. On some machines you probably would be hard pushed to tell the difference in performance whatever OS was being used (assuming there is enough memory).

    Bad / slow disks will probably kill any game that requires a lot of auxiliary storage--slow disks these days account for almost ALL bad performance problems on reasonably modern hardware -- especially hideously slow 5400 RPM laptop HDD's.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Most of my games, including some which simply would not run at all on W7, worked just fine on W8.

    One or two have balked at 8.1 but others work OK.

    Yes, this is a laptop (a pretty fearsome one, for its time, too, see system specs) and it has not one but
    two 750GB 5400 RPM spinners as standard.

    This has no effect whatsoever on its gaming performance.

    Its GeForce GT555M (2GB) has handled everything I've thrown at it, with no performance issues at all.


    Wenda.
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  4. #34


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    I'm not a gamer so I might be saying total B/S here - but aren't most intensive games driven from a dedicated GPU so the host CPU itself isn't needed so much to perform the gaming.

    So it really depends on how the dedicated GPU works with the computers BIOS and CPU. On some machines you probably would be hard pushed to tell the difference in performance whatever OS was being used (assuming there is enough memory).

    Bad / slow disks will probably kill any game that requires a lot of auxiliary storage--slow disks these days account for almost ALL bad performance problems on reasonably modern hardware -- especially hideously slow 5400 RPM laptop HDD's.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Most of my games, including some which simply would not run at all on W7, worked just fine on W8.

    One or two have balked at 8.1 but others work OK.

    Yes, this is a laptop (a pretty fearsome one, for its time, too, see system specs) and it has not one but
    two 750GB 5400 RPM spinners as standard.

    This has no effect whatsoever on its gaming performance.

    Its GeForce GT555M (2GB) has handled everything I've thrown at it, with no performance issues at all.


    Wenda.
    Hi there
    the Disk issue will appear if your game needs to use any significant amount of Auxiliary storage. If the video card is all that the game needs then that's fine.

    However having TWO HDD's in the laptop also helps as one HDD can be doing a "prefetch" (getting ready for the next read / write operation ) while the other HDD is working.

    Slow HDD's will KILL any system though once you start loading it up -- you only have to read on these forums how people who have installed SSD's would not revert back to slow spinners. (For gaming though the SSD issue probably isn't relevant).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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