Really :bang: last time I check as a gamer myself, i want the best i can get out of my hardware & last time I check a few days ago Windows 8.1 can give me just that with DX11.1 & DX11.2. just say you don't want to install Windows 8 because it don't have a start button, oh no or your too lazy to back up your data & reformat your computer. games performance on Windows 8 on AMD hardware is better then Windows 7 because they patch the problem with the FX processors. i'm more happy on Windows 8 then Windows 7. Windows 7 had too many issues with my SSD drive but in Windows 8, it's working great. also Windows 8 is more stable & thanks to the apps, it make things more easy like watching Netflix, talking to friends on Skype or reading my tweets all thanks to Windows 8 apps. 2 out of 5 people I ask who is a hardcore gamer told me that they didn't want to install Windows 8 because there to lazy to back up there data & reformat & the other one didn't want to install Windows 8 because it didn't had a start button.