High Quality Texture Filtering, 8x Anisotropic Filtering, Gamma Correct Antialiasing
Medieval II: Total War Demo
World of Warcraft
Antialiasing was set to "application-controlled" unless otherwise noted.
Anisotropic filtering was set to "application-controlled" unless otherwise noted.
Supersampling transparency antialiasing was always enabled unless otherwise noted.
3D performance is measured using FutureMark's 3DMark05, Doom 3, and F.E.A.R. The following charts display the results under Windows XP (blue bar) and Windows Vista (green bar) at three different settings - 1280x800 with no AA, 2560x1600 with no AA and 2560x1600 with 4x AA and 8x HQAF.
In 3DMark05, both operating systems provided similar performance, although Vista slightly outperformed XP at the highest quality setting.
In Doom 3, Windows XP was the better performer although differences were unremarkable when it came down to gameplay at equal settings.
Doom 3 Performance
Windows Vista provided the fastest performance for F.E.A.R. However, as with Doom 3, gameplay was largely unaffected.