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Default game on windows 8 vs windows 8.1 ? - 07-30-2014, 00:48 | posts: 248 | Location: montreal

Is game run better on windows 8 or windows 8.1 with the 340.52 driver ?
   
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Default 07-30-2014, 00:52 | posts: 310 | Location: curitiba brazil

i prefered windows 2008 r2 to runing games very faster but 2012 r2 very good too

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Default 07-30-2014, 03:53 | posts: 522 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

Windows 8.1 Update 1. Ha, life has been defeated.
   
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update 1 has better perfomance than 8.1.0
   
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Default 07-30-2014, 04:00 | posts: 638 | Location: France

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Well, Windows 8.1/U1 has broken 3DVision with SLi on many games when Vsync is enabled, leading to crap framerates.
So I'd say Windows 8.

Apart from that, performances are pretty much the same without 3D enabled.
   
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Default 07-30-2014, 08:18 | posts: 282 | Location: Brazil

anyone have benchmarks to comparisons? because always users says with windows 8.1 have more performance but in all benchs shows same or worse than windows 7 except in bf4 and splinter cell blacklist... unique two games in dx11.2 yet
   
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Default 07-30-2014, 09:21 | posts: 12,262 | Location: England

This is a bit of a redundant question for most people because they'll be playing games and using the drivers on whatever version of Windows 8 they'll have installed. I can't see many people bothering to roll back just to test whether a driver runs 1 FPS higher...or not!

Besides, why would Windows 8.1 run worse than Windows 8 anyway? At a guess I'd say Windows 8.1 is likely to have more optimisations than the older Windows 8 and therefore inclined to run better but, at worse, I'd expect it to run exactly the same. In other words, there is no reason not to install Windows 8.1 and Update 1 if you're using Windows 8. IMO.
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 14:01 | posts: 248 | Location: montreal

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This is a bit of a redundant question for most people because they'll be playing games and using the drivers on whatever version of Windows 8 they'll have installed. I can't see many people bothering to roll back just to test whether a driver runs 1 FPS higher...or not!

Besides, why would Windows 8.1 run worse than Windows 8 anyway? At a guess I'd say Windows 8.1 is likely to have more optimisations than the older Windows 8 and therefore inclined to run better but, at worse, I'd expect it to run exactly the same. In other words, there is no reason not to install Windows 8.1 and Update 1 if you're using Windows 8. IMO.
I read that windows 8.1 had more bugs then windows 8 for game. That's why i am asking the peoples here at guru3d was is their experience. Thank you for your response it help understand better the situation.
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 14:03 | posts: 575 | Location: Heaven

Since you won´t get updates on 8, isnt this point moot?
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 14:06 | posts: 1,634 | Location: Sweden

Win 8.1 is perfect. Win 8 was a bit more problematic.
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 15:45 | posts: 111 | Location: Latvia

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I read that windows 8.1 had more bugs then windows 8 for game. That's why i am asking the peoples here at guru3d was is their experience. Thank you for your response it help understand better the situation.
I don't know from where did you get this information, 8.1 runs games prerfectley, i havnt seen a single problem with a game, that had something to do with 8.1
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 18:29 | posts: 2,740 | Location: Santo Domingo

Windows 8.1 64Bit is the perfect gaming platform!
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 21:51 | posts: 172

yer im gaming on 8.1 and its a great gaming O/S imo , i prefer it over 7 any day now that i've got use to it , i wouldn't want to go back to 7 for all the tea in china.
Also i haven't had any problems with software or hardware ,and haven't had a to a fresh install of 8.1 since i installed over 8 months ago .
   
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Default 07-31-2014, 22:42 | posts: 3,137 | Location: Germany

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Since you won´t get updates on 8, isnt this point moot?
No more updates for Win 8? Where did you get that from?
   
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Default 08-01-2014, 00:09 | posts: 111 | Location: Latvia

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No more updates for Win 8? Where did you get that from?
Microsoft has stated this a long time ago. You will only recieve updates for win 8.1
   
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Default 08-01-2014, 00:51 | posts: 16,958 | Location: US East Coast

MS didn't state that. MS stated that Windows8.1 (pre-U1) would no longer receive updates, but Windows8 would.


   
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Default 08-01-2014, 00:51 | posts: 124

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Microsoft has stated this a long time ago. You will only recieve updates for win 8.1
So how come I still get updates on Patch Tuesday and various other ones (e.g. IE Flash ActiveX) throughout the month for W8 Pro x64?

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Default 08-01-2014, 03:45 | posts: 248 | Location: montreal

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No more updates for Win 8? Where did you get that from?
I was reading on a forum that was talking on the difference on windows 8 and 8.1. So i wanted to verified with all of you to clarified the situation. Thank's again for your response.
   
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Default 08-01-2014, 08:19 | posts: 64 | Location: Mima's Room

I would love to try Win 8, but this Win 7 install is just rock solid at the moment.

I would assume the latest is always the best route, if not, stay with Win 7.

I dream of sugar plum fairies & Win 8 without metro. Windows 8 Home Basic Light Version for Whiners.
   
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Default 08-01-2014, 08:49 | posts: 522 | Location: Memphis CDC Quarantine

If I'm not mistaken Update 1 is a bigger optimization over 8.1 than 8.1 is over 8.

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I would love to try Win 8, but this Win 7 install is just rock solid at the moment.

I would assume the latest is always the best route, if not, stay with Win 7.

I dream of sugar plum fairies & Win 8 without metro. Windows 8 Home Basic Light Version for Whiners.
Dude, you have a 3770k. You could run ClassicShell with 0 latency if Metro bothers you so much. And 8 is where the performance is, especially in threading.

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Default 08-01-2014, 12:29 | posts: 12,262 | Location: England

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I read that windows 8.1 had more bugs then windows 8 for game. That's why i am asking the peoples here at guru3d was is their experience. Thank you for your response it help understand better the situation.
There may well be incompatibility issues with a few applications and games but overall I think you will find that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is far more stable and bug-free than Windows 8 as it has received numerous fixes via Windows Update since it launched and continues to do so on a monthly basis (the so-called "Patch Tuesday" on the second Tuesday of each month). I certainly would not recommend anyone stick with Windows 8 now; Windows 8.1 Update 1 is the way to go.
   
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Default 08-01-2014, 22:07 | posts: 465

I agree that 8.1 update 1 is better than the original 8.

The update policy from Microsoft is that 8.1 users have to install the update 1 before they can get any further updates. For the original Windows 8, you have until 2016 before you will be required to move to 8.1 and it's succeeding updates.

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"With the General Availability of Windows 8.1, customers on Windows 8 have 2 years, until January 12, 2016, to move to Windows 8.1 in order to remain supported."
In my humble opinion, if you have Win8, there is absolutely no reason not to get the free 8.1 upgrade and it's update 1.

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Default 08-02-2014, 00:03 | posts: 2,740 | Location: Santo Domingo

Always go with the latest updates/versions if it doesn't cost you a penny. Windows 8.1 Update 1 is solid. And rumors has it that we should be getting Update 2 (now called the August Update) on next patch Tuesday, on August 12.
   
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Default 08-02-2014, 01:45 | posts: 603 | Location: Zagreb,Croatia

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I would love to try Win 8, but this Win 7 install is just rock solid at the moment.

I would assume the latest is always the best route, if not, stay with Win 7.

I dream of sugar plum fairies & Win 8 without metro. Windows 8 Home Basic Light Version for Whiners.
win 8.1 with aero and no microsoft bloat like metro is my dream.

without aero, win 8 looks like win 95
   
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Default 08-02-2014, 02:57 | posts: 55 | Location: Australia

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In my humble opinion, if you have Win8, there is absolutely no reason not to get the free 8.1 upgrade and it's update 1.
It breaks SweetFX. This is unforigveable There's not a single game now I don't play without SweetFX.

8.1 also has a known memory leak, eventually causing out of memory errors, with games if resolution is different from the desktop resolution (say, you're downsampling, or using Steam streaming to a device with a different res) that's still unresolved. Makes you wonder what else is broken in 8.1.

Hence I'm still using 8 at the moment.
   
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