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Who runs FSX on Vista?

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Greg West (BashDaBish) First Officer

Subject is self explanatory really. I would like to know the difference in terms of performance and visuals between FSX on XP and Vista.

And if anyone has XP and Vista dual boot with FSX on both then some screenie comparisons would be great.

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Flyer4000 Guest

I'm under the impression that there will be no difference until DX10.

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Greg West (BashDaBish) First Officer

Flyer4000 wrote:

I'm under the impression that there will be no difference until DX10.

Some users have reported better performance as FSX is designed to run on Vista. Also bear in mind that nVidia's 8800 DX10 series card is now floating about in some areas of the globe.

However, I am more interested in Vista as it stands without a DX10 card. XP v's Vista if you like.

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Doyley Captain

I have just installed Vista. Ill install FSX shortly and have a butchers.

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omgttfs Trainee

From all accounts, Vista is a slower gaming platform than XP. From comparisons I've seen in Call of Duty2, Halflife and the like, you would expect a performance hit, not a benift from using Vista.

I would like to see a direct comparison with a dual boot system as well, Same hardware, same settings, just different OS.
Then compare frame rates.

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Matt (mattdean) First Officer

Well my brother who is at uni was an initial beta tester for Vista. He was not impressed, ripped it to shreds and send a report back containing over 200 bugs! that was from him alone...

Doesn't look too good at the mo!

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to_coolguys First Officer

I would say allow both Vista and FSX to settle down .I mean let them be stable.And having bugs In Beta testing does not mean that it is not good.Every software has bugs.What has to be seen is how many of them are fixed before they release their final version..I would perhaps wait for a year or so before Microsoft releases service packs for Vista and patches for FSX for both of them to become stable...Just my views...

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omgttfs wrote:

From all accounts, Vista is a slower gaming platform than XP. From comparisons I've seen in Call of Duty2, Halflife and the like, you would expect a performance hit, not a benift from using Vista.

I would like to see a direct comparison with a dual boot system as well, Same hardware, same settings, just different OS.
Then compare frame rates.

This is simply wrong. DX10 and the 8800+ under Vista will be a leap in performance we have yet to see in the history of PC gaming. I was at GeForce 3 on Wednesday and saw a lot of the 'tech' demos for various games. Wait till what you will get to see this coming year, I cant wait.

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omgttfs Trainee

No it's not.
Read this... http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/vista-performance-preview.html

....and any other review about Vista, but what would they know?

The question posted was "who runs FSX in Vista", not who is going to run FSX in Vista.

Hands up who currently owns a DX10 video card......No, I didn't think so.

All those Demos you saw.....would have been video, NOT gameplay.

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omgttfs wrote:

No it's not.

Hey man, get rid of the useless graphics in your posts. They don't prove anything, and they waste bandwidth.

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DirectX10 is a complete rewrite of DirectX and will improve all directx games both in performance and visuals without a DX10 video card. DX10 video cards will have improved shaders and lighting etc....

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jhausner Trainee

You do know that Vista hasn't been beta for several months now do you? It has been release candidate for well over 2 months and is gold now according to Microsoft. The review posted about Vista's performance is from September. Razz

I doubt though we'll know for sure how things run until February next year after the first few hotfixes for final Vista are out and nVidia/ATI can smooth out their drivers + the 8800 gets a few driver refinements.

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