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Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance

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Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance

It’s been a brisk and mostly enjoyable two weeks since the launch of Windows 8 and the start of this diary. Whereas my last entry was all about productivity, there’s now been ample opportunity to relax with the new OS, play a few titles in Steam, and run some general performance benchmarks. These not-so-onerous tasks were completed using an AMD FX-based triple-monitor gaming rig upgraded from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 8 Pro, with all games running at 5,760 x 1,080 and max detail settings, and all the hardware was kept constant to allow a before-and-after comparison. You’ll find the results after the break, along with a few broader impressions of what Windows 8 might mean for an early-adopting desktop gamer.

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Windows 8 upgrade diary: gaming and performance originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Nov 2012 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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