Microsoft's Top 7 Reasons for a PC Gamer to Get Windows 7
Today (via IGN, linked above) Microsoft offers its top seven reasons for a PC gamer to get the new operating system this October:
To quote a coworker: 'Across same hardware, Crysis runs awesome on Win7! Even better than XP!'. Code for the OS has been optimized for better all around performance for games. Whatever you're playing now should be a better experience in Windows 7.
The top third-party games, services, and international versions of games have been tested in Windows 7, so you should not worry about Windows 7 breaking your games. Feel free to move to Windows 7 because whatever you're playing now should work fabulously in Windows 7.
You can use Start -> Search to find any game you just downloaded or installed. No need to launch a separate application. Likewise, you won't need to launch a game to get more info about it: The Windows 7 Games Explorer can show you in-game statistics within a preview pane plus delivers up-to-date info about your favorite game publishers and gives you the opportunity to try new games.
4) Easy updates
The new Games Explorer will notify you whenever updates are available for your games so you don't have to go searching for them yourself or have to launch the game to see if there's an update waiting.
5) DirectX 11 support
DirectX 11 means better games, pure and simple, with more advanced features for games to use.
6) Multitouch support
An increasing number of gamers are using mutltouch devices. Windows 7 supports multitouch-capable machines, so you can buy the latest and greatest multitouch laptop or desktop confident it's going to work in Windows 7.
Here's a bonus reason for you: Windows 7 is going to bring back Internet Backgammon, Internet Spades, and Internet Checkers because you can't spend all your time hardcore.
Im using Windows 7 RC x64 right now and its cool, you can see my gaming videos on my youtube channel (youtube.com/esenjay22). Yes, this OS is pretty good, 100x better than Vista, i was using Ultimate x64 too and it was horrible after half of year using, lags like hell. Games were not so bad on Vista (especially new games with DX10 looks better but it cost many FPS ) but now on 7 i can feel great preformance of my rig :
yes, i have a lot of RAM beacause of that im runing a lot of programs together, when im in development (PhotoShop takes a lot, Sony Vegas, Visual Studio etc. and its great to have running Crysis, GRID and GTA IV and switching between them without any lags )
Win 7 rocks my socks. i never touched vista after having to fix it all the time at work... but win 7 is what vista should have been. i've been running it since they released the beta to Tech-Net subscribers such as myself
The thing that I like about 7 is that is has a XP mode. Its great that the new OS can play all of the new games without you hitting your head trying to get them to work, but I still have a large collection of older games that I still love to play and tend not to work on newer systems. There are a number of games from the 95-98 era that I really loved to play, but when I try to run them in XP, they just crash. I wish they would have built XP with better backwards capability.
I haven't kept up with win7, let alone directx 11 will debut at the same time. I really want to see the different with dx10 vs dx11, I know its going to be big but I still wanna see it for myself. What suck is that I've only owned my geforce 285gtx for less than a yr and I'm going to have to upgrade from that if a game I like is on dx11 >.<