Originally Posted by FastRedPonyCar
Did you totally ignore all of the online reviews and tests and users here saying that DX10 performance was substantially worse? Along with other countless threads here with simple config file tweaks that offer up all of the fancy DX10 effects using a safe, stable, smoothly operating XP operating system??
To this day, the only game that has offered a shred of evidence to go from XP to vista is lost planet and possiby call of juarez but I wouldn't consider either of those games monumental or worthy of an entire OS upgrade.
That money you spent on vista could have been put towards probably a pair of 8800GT's or an ultra.
most of those benchmarks are done in the demo using the older drivers.
What I'm saying, and this may not go for everyone, is that for ME - it doesn't matter what i do, i cant get it running smoothly. I got to the level after the tanks and thought 'stuff this' and tried DX10 32 and 64 bit exe's, and DX9 and it didn't make a damn bit of difference. Frame rate was still in the low 20's at high settings. That is using 169.09 with what i have in my sig.
ps. I'd happily upgrade my video card if there were something worth upgrading too. I'm not willing to pay 1k for an ultra when the new card is apparently so close. SLI GTS's seem like a waste of time.