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8800 Gts & Gtx

By tibai
Jun 28, 2007
  1. When they say "Built for Windows Vista" does that mean that they will not work as good on XP? Or not at all on XP?
     
  2. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    I think that Built for Vista simply means that they will work with Vista. The cards work fine on XP as well.
     
  3. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    They will work BETTER in windows XP, drivers are better and performance is better because Vista is a doggy pig of an OS, which I had to get to play halo 2 vista (Damnit)
     
  4. tibai

    tibai TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Kitty and F1inist
     
  5. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    They work better in XP for the moment, as does everything else. But in time, driver optimization will get better, and game developers will begin to use more of the features of the Unified Shader Architecture and DirectX10. When they do, performance on Vista will surpass XP.
     
  6. Space_Cowboy

    Space_Cowboy TS Enthusiast Posts: 32

    Yes, "when" is the key word. So far they aren't listening to any of the users as to the items that need to be fixed. So who knows when a patch will come out. Personally, I'm not shelling out $400 for an OS. I'll stick to XP 64-bit.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Halo 2 works on XP as well. There's a cracked loader available, if you look in the right places...;)
     
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