Games with Windows 8 and HD6950 ?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by acetone802000, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. acetone802000

    acetone802000 MDL Member

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    Hello,

    Have you any problems with games with the RTM Enterprise ?

    World of Warcraft is not full screen

    AION stops at the NCSoft screen (i must reboot, i can't see the task manager when i press CTRL+ALT+SUPPR)

    I tried several drivers for my ATI.
     
  2. joenamond

    joenamond MDL Junior Member

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    #2 joenamond, Aug 4, 2012
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    google -> "windows 8 not for gamers."
    It will tell you why.
     
  3. lash78

    lash78 MDL Novice

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    All games are running fine on win8, same as win7 but there is a small compatibility problem with ati drivers.
     
  4. FiB3R_OPTiC

    FiB3R_OPTiC MDL Member

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    Windows 8 utilises Direct X 11.1 this alone yields performance increases in the OS of up to 500% faster.
     
  5. deezl

    deezl MDL Novice

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    a bit choppy fps for now, but things will go back to normal after final win8 drivers come out.
     
  6. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    No FPS issues here on my 5570. If anything, Path of Exile looks like it gained some FPS :)
     
  7. ALeXTheGreaT

    ALeXTheGreaT MDL Junior Member

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    #7 ALeXTheGreaT, Aug 5, 2012
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    The version 11.1 has nothing to do with gamers. It has a few extra features but I don't even know who is gonna need them -not the gamers.

    Also, to run 11.1 you must have AMD 7000 series or Nvidia 600 series compatible graphics card. Otherwise, you're stuck with DX 11 which of course, ain't problem if you're a gamer.

    500% faster... Do you have any faint hope that BF3 could run 5 times faster on 8 than does on 7? Not even 1%. There are some improvements on 8, but specific ones and most of them because many Win 7 features have been removed. At least, try not being marketing victim and at vey least, do not spread them if you're unsure.
     
  8. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    On an unrelated note, Windows 8 does have WDDM 1.2, which in itself has benefits to DirectX overall.
     
  9. ALeXTheGreaT

    ALeXTheGreaT MDL Junior Member

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    If you count every single recource, it might be a bit better running your games on 8. We have to wait and see, certainly some tests will be done in the future to indicate if there are any FPS improvements.

    I don't get my hopes up, though.
     
  10. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    To make use of Directx 11.1, games and programs have to be written to support it. Then, the game or program has to be run on a system running Windows 8, with Windows 8 drivers that have full Directx 11.1 support, and on the mid to high end Nvidia/AMD cards of the HD7000 or GTX600 series.

    Directx 11.1 won't be 500 percent faster, but it will give some good benefits over Directx 11. Unfortunately it will be unlikely that you will see too many Directx 11.1 games anytime soon, since many games now are still only Directx 9. You can thank consoles for that! Games that are Directx 11 don't utilise it to its full extent, and this will be likely too if they are Directx 11.1. Even if they are, they will probably not be coded the best, and re-use console textures (or upsampled console textures) negating much of the graphical benefits. Look at Crysis 2, even though they claimed the textures are HD Maldo has come along and made them significantly better (even compared to the HD texture pack), and the game runs better with it too! Very much looking forward to the update he's working on.