We've all heard about Windows 7's speed gains over Vista, but how does it run Crysis?
These results from DirectX 9 testing speak well for Windows 7, topping Vista on the lower and higher spec systems while, much of the time, just about keeping pace with XP. In fact, with Intel's i7 quad core processor, we actually see a brief moment of performance gains over XP. Blasphemy!
Crysis DirectX 10 testing did not go over as well for 7, which got pretty trounced by Vista (though 7 won a DirectX 10 round later with Far Cry 2). We chalk these inconsistencies not only to different games but to the fact that both Windows 7 and its graphics drivers are still in beta. Overall, early performance testing of Windows 7 gaming leaves us optimistic, even if there's still plenty of room to grow. [Firing Squad via Kotaku]