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Gaming in Windows 8 vs Windows 7: what's the difference in performance?

Do games run equally fast in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7?

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Performance: AMD Radeon HD 7970

With AMD Radeon HD 7970 the variance is between 3 and 4 percent, which is within the margin of error. Gaming performance is the same in Windows 8 as in Windows 7, in other words. The difference in 3DMark Vantage was 5 percent, but that benchmark isn't a game. Crysis 2 was 10 percent slower at 1920x1080. Other games ran better in Windows 8, such as Batman with an improvement of 15-20 percent. Battlefield 3 was also slightly faster in Full HD resolution in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7.

On average, performance is 1.31 percent faster in Windows 8 compared to Windows 7, so it's safe to say that gaming with an AMD card is the same in the new OS.

AMD Radeon HD 7970 (Driver 12.11)Windows 7Windows 8Difference
3DMark Vantage - P 38339 36342 -5.21%
3DMark11 - P 10271 10069 -1.97%
3DMark11 - X 3337 3306 -0.93%
Heaven 2.5 - 16x AF 1920x1080 - Normal 75.1 fps 74.3 fps -1.07%
Heaven 2.5 - 16x AF 1920x1080 - Extreme 55.6 fps 55.2 fps -0.72%
Heaven 2.5 - 16x AF 5760x1080 - Normal 25.6 fps 25.7 fps 0.39%
Heaven 2.5 - 16x AF 5760x1080 - Extreme 22.5 fps 22.5 fps 0.00%
Metro 2033 - 1920x1080 - Normal 69.0 fps 72.0 fps 4.35%
Metro 2033 -1920x1080 - Highest + 4xAA 39.0 fps 40.0 fps 2.56%
Metro 2033 - 5760x1080 - Normal 26.0 fps 27.0 fps 3.85%
Metro 2033 - 5760x1080 - Highest + 4x AA 16.0 fps 16.0 fps 0.00%
Aliens versus Predator 1920x1080 - Normal 117.7 fps 117.3 fps -0.34%
Aliens versus Predator 1920x1080 - Highest 79.0 fps 78.8 fps -0.25%
Aliens versus Predator 5760x1080 - Normal 54.9 fps 54.9 fps 0.00%
Aliens versus Predator 5760x1080 - Highest 36.6 fps 36.5 fps -0.27%
Dirt 3 - 1920x1080 - Medium 195.8 fps 192.3 fps -1.79%
Dirt 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 119.4 fps 120.8 fps 1.17%
Dirt 3 - 5760x1080 - Medium 112.7 fps 123.6 fps 9.67%
Dirt 3 - 5760x1080 - Ultra 52.6 fps 53.0 fps 0.76%
Dirt: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Medium 149.8 fps 150.2 fps 0.27%
Dirt: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra 108.9 fps 110.2 fps 1.19%
Dirt: Showdown - 5760x1080 - Medium 114.1 fps 115.0 fps 0.79%
Dirt: Showdown - 5760x1080 - Ultra 53.1 fps 52.1 fps -1.88%
Skyrim - 1920x1080 - Normal 240.1 fps 248.9 fps 3.67%
Skyrim - 1920x1080 - Highest + 4xAA 129.8 fps 127.3 fps -1.93%
Skyrim - 5760x1080 - Normal 113.1 fps 111.9 fps -1.06%
Skyrim - 5760x1080 - Highest + 4x AA 60.1 fps 60.5 fps 0.67%
Batman - AC - 1920x1080 - Normal 122.0 fps 143.0 fps 17.21%
Batman - AC - 1920x1080 - Highest + 4xAA 93.0 fps 107.0 fps 15.05%
Batman - AC - 5760x1080 - Normal 56.0 fps 67.0 fps 19.64%
Batman - AC - 5760x1080 - Highest + 4x AA 38.0 fps 46.0 fps 21.05%
Battlefield 3 - 1920x1080 - Medium 137.2 fps 153.1 fps 11.59%
Battlefield 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 72.8 fps 78.2 fps 7.42%
Battlefield 3 - 5760x1080 - Medium 64.4 fps 59.5 fps -7.61%
Battlefield 3 - 5760x1080 - Ultra 31.6 fps 30.4 fps -3.80%
Crysis 2 - 1920x1080 - Very high 74.5 fps 63.4 fps -14.90%
Crysis 2 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 71.1 fps 62.6 fps -11.95%
Crysis 2 - 5760x1080 - Very high 26.0 fps 25.8 fps -0.77%
Crysis 2 - 5760x1080 - Extreme 24.7 fps 24.6 fps -0.40%
Max Payne 3 - 1920x1080 - Normal 158.9 fps 152.1 fps -4.28%
Max Payne 3 - 1920x1080 - Highest + 2xAA 93.7 fps 93.6 fps -0.11%
Max Payne 3 - 5760x1080 - Normal 63.1 fps 61.0 fps -3.33%
Max Payne 3 - 5760x1080 - Highest + 2x AA 37.3 fps 37.2 fps -0.27%
Average - - 1.31%

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