Gaming Performance
another comparison between Vista and 7, keeping XP out this time, and based on gaming performance. He doesn’t reveal any accurate numbers for his benchmarks as that is against the Windows 7 RC EULA ( I wonder if using a leaked build is against that as well?! ). The benchmarks have been run on a fairly powerful system, with graphics cards ranging from mainstream to enthusiast performance, an Inter Core 2 Due E8500 processor overclocked to 3.6 GHz, 4 GB of RAM and pixel killing games like Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2 and Left 4 Dead, all at a resolution of 1,680 x 1,050. 32 bit versions of both OS were used.

Here are the
benchmarks for Crysis Warhead. The rest can be seen on Hardware 2.0

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As you can see, it’s really a head on competition between
Vista and 7, with both wining in equal number of benchmark shootouts for Crysis Warhead. Keeping in mind that
Windows 7 has just reached the RC milestone, and the video drivers aren’t really 100% up to the mark, I bet we might see these figures changing and 7 gaining more fps when it hits RTM.
Vista wasn’t a viable option for gamers until it reached SP1 and the video drivers matured for it. Hopefully, it wont take that long this time for ATI and NVIDIA to get their act together.