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Vista Gaming, part 1 by Driver Heaven


Well-known member
Dec 2, 2006
New Brunswick
[FONT=Gill Sans MT, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]"As with every new Windows version, gamers across the world have to decide when to jump ship (after all, with new DirectX versions Microsoft literally forces us to do it sooner or later). With previous Windows versions it took up to a year before it was actually wise to move completely to the newcomer, as compatibility and stability issues were abundant. Vista is not safe from them either, but it is considerably more stable gaming-wise than Windows XP was at launch. Games also work almost as well and sometimes even better than in the old version.[/FONT]
[FONT=Gill Sans MT, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]So, to wrap things up with a metaphor – is Vista gaming ready to set sail? The hull (performance) is watertight and the mast (support) is well fortified. The DX9 sail is lowered and there is some favorable wind blowing. But seeing how Vista is a bigger beast than XP ever was it will take the full help of the DX10 sail to gain enough momentum to surpass its biggest competitor, which is ironically Windows XP.[/FONT]
[FONT=Gill Sans MT, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]It is fair to say that ATI's latest drivers for Vista are a very strong set for being so early in the development cycle and we are sure 2007 will see further advancements with performance, especially with the new hardware around the corner.[/FONT]
[FONT=Gill Sans MT, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]How does the Nvidia solution compare for gaming in Vista? Be sure to check back soon for Part 2 of our Vista gaming analysis."[/FONT]
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[FONT=Gill Sans MT, Verdana, Arial, Helvetica]Read the whole article at DriverHeaven



HardwareCanuck Review Editor
Staff member
Feb 26, 2007
Wait 'till you see the Nvidia cards....it won't be pretty. :ph34r:


Mar 29, 2007
I'm running an X1900XT under vista right now... not a single problem, and even improved gaming performance o_O!:dots: