Originally Posted by shdwsclan
Here is the skinny on NT 6.0 .
The way vista was made, it runs half the speed of any NT version before it.
To get the most out of your system either go with XP Sp3, or Vista RC2.
Also, look at the benches with SP1. There was a 1% improvement in speed, which is basically NOTHING.
The only way to get gaming performance is to stay with XP.
This is utter garbage. First off it does not run at half the speed of any NT version before it cause it ISNT NT BASED. It is just like XP and uses code from both the 9x platform and the NT platform. Where do you get that it is NT based? That is just so wrong.
The Benches with SP1 are so far off in comparison. We have already gone over this. They made those comparison's with machines that were very high end for XP but barely standard for Vista. You can not ocmpare them fairly without making the ground even for both. If you put in 1GB for XP which runs from 128MB then you should give Vista 3GB. Since 1GB is 3x the amount of RAM that XP needs to run.
As for gaming performance i can say from personal experience that there is no significant lose in gmaing. I lost 1 FPS!!! JUST 1!!!! No big difference there to make anyone stay in XP. Vista RC2 was one of the worst builds of Vista ever. Just by you saying that you should stick with Vista RC2 tells me you dont knwo a dang thing about using Vista. Vista RC2 cant even be used anymore since the TimeBomb has already gone off on it.
When will people stop reading every little word that these articles write about Vista? They are not fully accurate. They are only 1 person's single sided view of Vista. It is not the full story and not always the truth.