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Anyone playing on Windows 8?

By Vollezar
Aug 21, 2012
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  1. I'd llike to know whether anyone is playing games on windows 8. Games like BF3, Deus ex, rage, Starcraft 2 and apps like Steam and Origin.
    Do you have any issues or they running just fine?
    I ask because I think I am going to move on to Windows 8 64Bit and just get rid of Win 7.
     
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,075   +84 Staff Member

    I've been running the Consumer Preview since April or so and I don't think I've had any issues specific to Windows 8 -- or at least not that I recall.
     
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  3. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    Great. I like win 7, but I think it's time to start learning the new OS.
     
  4. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    Finally got around to installing Win8 yesterday and played BF3. It seems to have actually improved the performance, actually. In win7 I had to turn off defender and firewall, because Origin does not like it and the ping was going mad. But in Win8 ping is only slightly raised. And performance of the games itself was just fine (even on my useless computer).
     
  5. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    The only thing that seems to have trouble running is Gamefly client.
     
  6. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    I have played on Consumer Preview before, and the experience was the same as Win7. Though I haven't seen someone from the web that tried to perform a game benchmark test on either previews.
     
  7. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    Great idea. My PC isn't top of the line, but I'll give it go. Anything specific in mind?
     
  8. TS-56336

    TS-56336 TS Booster Posts: 580   +98

    Try installing a legitimate version of 3D Mark11 or older version and see the difference. As for games, you may try these titles (some are DX11 rendered) if you have them and perform a benchmark:

    #1 Shogun 2

    #2 Crysis 2 (with patches)

    #3 Metro 2033

    #4 Witcher 2

    #5 BF3
     
  9. Bruno M. Villar

    Bruno M. Villar TS Member

    As the janitors said above, I'm not having issues or decreasing on performance while I'm playing with new version of windows until now.
    Give it a try and I'm sure you'll like it.
     
  10. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    I had to uninstall BF3 and Crysis 2. Was spending too much time playing them. Way too much fun not to.
     
  11. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    I just ran the Unigine (http://unigine.com/) bechmark. It works just fine on Windows 8 and without having to set any Compatibility.

    The system I have is:
    Mobo: ASRock H61M-HVS
    CPU: Intel Celeron G530 @2.4Ghz dual core
    RAM: 4 GB 1333Mhz single channel
    Video: Radeon HD 7570 1GB ( I think this card originally came from a Dell computer).
    Main HDD: 320GB SATA
    16GB USB stick for Superfetch (believe it or not but I do notice some improvement in system response with Superfetch)

    The settings of Unigine:
    Render: DX11
    Resolution: 1280x1024
    Anti-Aliasing: 4x
    Anisotropy: 4x
    Tesselation: disabled
    Shaders: high
    Textures: high
    Filter: trillinear
    Occlusion: enabled
    Refraction: enabled
    Volumetric: enabled

    Results:
    FPS: 19.6
    Scores: 494
    Min FPS: 10.9
    Max FPS: 37.4

    I actually wanted to test just the OS, which is my next thing with 3D Mark 11. But it will be basic version as I don't think I should spend money on full version just for one test.

    P.S. I found that Celeron (new one) has been underrated. I played BF3, Crysis 2 and Metro 2033 and they ran just fine on this thing. Granted on BF3 I did have framerate trouble sometimes as I played mainly on 64 player servers, but it was during the heaviest of scenes.
     
     
  12. Vollezar

    Vollezar TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 132

    3D mark 11 wouldn't run without having to set the compatibility to Windows 7. After that it ran but the performance was so horrible that I shut it down. I tested this machine with 3D mark 11 when I had Win7 installed and I had low frame rates but, as I recall, they were higher than 1-2 fps that I just had. It was really painful to watch.
     
  13. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 267   +29

    I've been playing the Mass Effect series on Windows 8 Pro without any problem (except for one crash in Mass Effect). It's solid enough for gaming and yes, Origin works.
     
  14. ReederOnTheRun

    ReederOnTheRun TS Booster Posts: 310   +62

    That's awesome, I only keep windows around for its games and matlab. Its good to know everything is working well on win8.
     
  15. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Booster Posts: 267   +29

    Backwards compatibility is the hallmark of Windows. It's a big reason why it has lasted so long.
     


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