Stardock's Wardell Recommends Switching To Windows 7 As Soon As Possible

Despite being the only operating system to support DirectX 10, gamers and developers haven't embraced it Windows Vista yet.

Brad Wardell of PC-focused developer and digital publisher Stardock has criticized Microsoft several times for releasing Windows Vista before it is optimized enough for gaming, but now he believes that "it would be good if everybody switched to Windows 7 as quickly as possible."

"Apparently, performance is really good," Wardell explained. One feature that Wardell adores in Windows 7 is WARP (Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform) which will allow a system's CPU to perform DirectX acceleration when a video card doesn't support certain rendering features, or if a discrete card isn't included in the PC at all.

"We want the game to look incredible on high-end systems, but I want people to be able to play this on their three-year-old laptop on the airplane," Wardell said.

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Stardock's Wardell Recommends Switching To Windows 7 As Soon As

All my games have been playable on my vista machine since day 1. The bugs were mostly going within 3 months. 20-30fps hit is a total bs number not even related to anything. You get a bigger drop in higher fps and the difference gets smaller as the fps goes down. So maybe in counterstrike I'll notice an extra 30frames on my already 200frame dust 2? My friend switched from XP to Vista and his overall frames went way up. I guess it really depends on your hardware. Not so much that its good, but that it works well with vista.

Stardock's Wardell Recommends Switching To Windows 7 As Soon As

Windows 7 has WAY better memory and system resources mangement.Vista is a system hog which makes almost everything slow unless you have a fast machine to start with. Win 7 is way more flexible with low/mid range machines.If Vista is that good, then why has it going to be replaced after 2 years, when XP has lasted 10 and it's still going strong on the new mini-laptops?

Stardock's Wardell Recommends Switching To Windows 7 As Soon As

Yes DX 10 can help in performance, just like 64 bit will help over 32 bit. the problem is that developers will either push the envelope or keep it the same. a DX 10 shader will use less GPU, ram, cpu, etc... but instead of using the same amount as the current games have they use more. so what ever performance gains you would get turns into a performance loss.personally i like this, but for most people they never see the bonus.why use multi core cpu's, 64 bit... when they do use it, it is to push the envelope not to gain performance.

Stardock's Wardell Recommends Switching To Windows 7 As Soon As

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