Windows 8 vs Windows 7 tested with six video cards
Yesterday we received a mini-review conducted by Tom’s Hardware where graphics performance compared to Windows 8 and Windows 7 using two video cards, this time we get a slightly more comprehensive review conducted by 4Gamer, where they compare the performance of both operating systems with six video cards based on various Nvidia and amd GPUs.
Video cards tested are:
- Nvidia geforce GTX 680.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 Ti.
- Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
- AMD Radeon HD 7970.
- AMD Radeon HD 7870.
- AMD Radeon HD 7770.
The cards were tested on a computer based on the Intel Core i7-3960X equipped with 16GB of DDR3-1600. The drivers used were the recent GeForce 310.33 beta and beta Catalyst 12.11. Without further ado, here are some of their test:
In this case one can see some situations where the graphics performance of Windows 8 is lower than that of Windows 7, we can cite the games Call of Duty 4 and Phantasy Star Online 2 (the latter unpublished); problems seem to be caused by the Premature graphics drivers from Nvidia and AMD for the new operating system, a situation that undoubtedly will change in the coming weeks / months as the new operating system matures (new patches and fixes).
We recommend reviewing the full review 4Gamer.12.11, 310.33, amd, Catalyst, geforce, GTX 650 Ti, GTX 660 Ti, GTX 680, hd 7770, hd 7870, hd 7970, Microsoft, Nvidia, Radeon, Windows 7, Windows 8