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Vanzagar
07-20-08, 03:38 PM
Now that Vista has settled as an OS more or less, what's your preferred gaming envrionment for the latest games... I know a fair amount of you dual boot, but which OS do you use for games (within say about a year old)...

Bokishi
07-20-08, 04:32 PM
Visa DX9 is faster and looks the same as 10, so there

Gaco
07-20-08, 05:51 PM
Vista DX10. I can't make myself vote anything else after seeing DX9 and DX10 of Call of Juarez. However Company of Heroes, while definitely prettier in DX10 doesn't perform quite well enough even on a 8800GTX. Crysis was DX9 as well. CoJ being the latest game I've played with both DX9/DX10 options and me choosing DX10, that's what I'll vote. All DX10 games seem to have far superior lightning and atmosphere + many more small details but worse performance. In those games where you can overcome the performance hit (as CoJ), DX10 is much preferred. People that says there's no difference haven't seen the true difference IMO.

Revs
07-20-08, 07:20 PM
DX10 where possible exept for Crysis.

Eliminator
07-20-08, 08:02 PM
XP so far

ahheadlock
07-20-08, 08:04 PM
Vista DX10

mainly cause it'll never improve if noone uses it. I think the possibilities are there, it does look better to my eye, just doesn't perform as good generally.

LT.Schaffer
07-20-08, 08:42 PM
Still on XP here:(

hemmy
07-20-08, 08:51 PM
Vista DX10. I can't make myself vote anything else after seeing DX9 and DX10 of Call of Juarez. However Company of Heroes, while definitely prettier in DX10 doesn't perform quite well enough even on a 8800GTX. Crysis was DX9 as well. CoJ being the latest game I've played with both DX9/DX10 options and me choosing DX10, that's what I'll vote. All DX10 games seem to have far superior lightning and atmosphere + many more small details but worse performance. In those games where you can overcome the performance hit (as CoJ), DX10 is much preferred. People that says there's no difference haven't seen the true difference IMO.

You get almost no change for a 60% reduction in FPS, brilliant.

Q
07-20-08, 08:54 PM
XP

Redeemed
07-20-08, 09:01 PM
You get almost no change for a 60% reduction in FPS, brilliant.

60%? Exaggeration, much? So far any game I've played that supports DX10, the DX10 version is only minutely slower than running it in DX9.

SH64
07-20-08, 09:34 PM
No preference , i game on both depending on the game (dual-boot ftfw!)

LordJuanlo
07-21-08, 02:53 AM
I prefer Vista DX10 for most games (not Crysis), I play lots of hours at LOTRO with the DX10 client. I also played Lost Planet and Bioshock in DX10 mode, and now I'm playing Devil May Cry in DX10 too (constant 60fps with vsync enabled and high AA)

nrdstrm
07-21-08, 03:16 AM
Well, since I mostly play MMOs, I said DX10 (Vista)...That all COULD change when they finally release the DX10 client for Age of Conan...If it's super crappy, I will change my answer to Vista with DX9 forced... :)

crainger
07-21-08, 03:58 AM
I prefer XP DX9, but I use DX10 Vista as I'm too lazy to reboot my PC. ::D:

six_storm
07-21-08, 07:22 AM
DX10 is/was nothing but hype and alpha-staged work IMO. And now they are working on DX11? Come on, give me a break. Why not improve on DX10?

nekrosoft13
07-21-08, 07:25 AM
DX10 is nothing but hype IMO. And now they are working on DX11? Come on, give me a break. Why not improve on DX10?

DX10 was always a standard, they are improving it, and its called DX11. BTW they are probably working on DX12, but they won't say anything yet.

crainger
07-21-08, 07:42 AM
I was working on DX13, but unluckily Microsoft told me to stop.

They also said a bunny hat made of pancakes had nothing to do with an API. I told them to stop being so short sighted. Hence I'm now banned from 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, WA ::(:

Loreman
07-21-08, 08:49 AM
I am dual booting both XP and Vista still. Most of my video editing apps and music creation gear exhibits some strange behaviour still on Vista so most of my time is in XP.

When I do play games though I find XP is quite a bit more smooth and higher frame numbers than Vista.

Especially the Sli jitter is far worse on Vista than XP.

Generally gaming seems much smoother on XP. I am just waiting for the killer DX 10 game that is a 'must' play on Vista.

SH64
07-21-08, 08:55 AM
I was working on DX13, but unluckily Microsoft told me to stop.

They also said a bunny hat made of pancakes had nothing to do with an API. I told them to stop being so short sighted. Hence I'm now banned from 1835 73rd Ave NE, Medina, WA ::(:
Serves you right! next time go OpenGL & stay away from that crap called DX.

six_storm
07-21-08, 09:02 AM
DX10 was always a standard, they are improving it, and its called DX11. BTW they are probably working on DX12, but they won't say anything yet.

I don't see it much of a standard, since only a few games support it. Now, the success of that support is a different story. ;)

ViN86
07-21-08, 09:25 AM
Vista with DX10. DX10 wont get any better unless it's utilized.

nekrosoft13
07-21-08, 09:39 AM
I don't see it much of a standard, since only a few games support it. Now, the success of that support is a different story. ;)

DX10 is de jure standard something that already been set in stone and agreed upon.

they can't change DX10 anymore, to improve on DX10 they are making DX11

six_storm
07-21-08, 09:55 AM
DX10 is de jure standard something that already been set in stone and agreed upon.

they can't change DX10 anymore, to improve on DX10 they are making DX11

Ok, that's cool that they are making DX11 I guess. Maybe DX16 will be out by December, especially with the way Microsoft has been releasing things . . .

SLippe
07-21-08, 10:12 AM
Still stickin it out with WinXP

Dreamingawake
07-21-08, 10:42 AM
Xp Professional 32 bit.


Rock solid stability.