PCSTATS Main Page Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters

+70 MORE Beginner GUIDES....  
 
Contact the Suite 66 Advertising Agency
Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review

Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7

Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7 - PCSTATS
Abstract: Stuck with an older PC that runs slow in Vista? Upgrading to Windows 7 might breath new life into that PC and extend its useful life. Find out as PCSTATS tests multiple CPUs under identical Vista and Win 7 environments.
Filed under: Beginners Guides Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Beginners Guides May 01 2011   Julian Apong  
Home > Reviews > Beginners Guides > Beginners Guides

Gaming under Vista and Windows 7 - Cyrsis

Crysis 1.2

Source: Electronic Arts

Crysis is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Crytek. Crysis uses Microsoft's new API, DirectX 10 for graphics rendering, and includes the new engine—the CryEngine 2—that is the successor to Far Cry's CryEngine. CryEngine 2 is among the first engines to use the DirectX 10 framework of Windows Vista, but can also run using DirectX 9, both on Vista and Windows XP.

Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrysis v1.2.1 No AA (single-threaded)
800x600 LQ Physics Very High (FPS) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 107.32
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 117.47
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 104.21
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 107.2
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 98.59
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 104.09
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 93.4
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 92.04
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 70.81
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 69.36
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 74.89
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 75.73
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 76.85
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 78.4
1024x768 LQ Physics Very High (FPS) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 109.32
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 117.01
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 106.22
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 106.87
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 97.25
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 103.75
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 93.37
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 91.91
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 70.51
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 69.17
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 74.28
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 75.41
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 76.86
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 78.31
800x600 LQ (FPS) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 106.71
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 115.95
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 105.41
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 107.12
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 99.38
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 104.09
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 93.5
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 92.21
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 70.77
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 69.54
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 74.79
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 75.21
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 77.26
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 78.19
1024x768 LQ (FPS) Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 106.9
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 117.06
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 104.73
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 106.91
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 98.16
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 104.59
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 93.2
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 91.76
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 70.88
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 69.35
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 74.33
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 75.44
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 77.18
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 78.27

Crysis performance under Windows 7 tends to be a little bit slower than Windows Vista for Intel CPUs. For the AMD processors in the group, Windows 7 is a more hospitable environment, but only by the thinnest of margins. Crysis, like most games, is largely single-threaded.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

Higher results are better.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08 No AA (single-threaded)
640x480 LQ Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 648
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 701
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 606
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 639
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 658
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 713
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 733
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 597
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 400
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 368
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 424
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 426
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 417
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 419
800x600 LQ Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 643
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 692
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 597
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 636
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 650
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 689
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 723
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 591
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 391
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 365
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 415
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 421
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 411
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 412
1024x768 LQ Points Ranking
Intel Core i7 920 - Win 7 644
Intel Core i7 920 - Win Vista 673
Intel Core i5 750 - Win 7 593
Intel Core i5 750 - Win Vista 626
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win 7 645
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 - Win Vista 572
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win 7 695
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition (125W) - Win Vista 590
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win 7 391
AMD Athlon II X4 620 - Win Vista 362
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win 7 414
AMD Athlon II X3 435 - Win Vista 420
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win 7 410
AMD Athlon II X2 240e - Win Vista 411

FEAR shows much the same results as Crysis, with slightly higher results for most of the Intel processors in Windows Vista. The AMD quad-core processors do a bit better in Windows 7 than they do in Windows Vista. For the most part though videocards are still a much greater influence on gaming performance than processors.

Like the synthetic benchmarks, the effect of the CPU on gaming performance doesn't change dramatically between Windows 7 and Windows Vista. While Vista's averaged overall scores in these two tests are slightly higher than Windows 7's, for the most part these performance changes will be unnoticeable during typical gaming scenarios, where the overall resolution and detail settings will be turned up dramatically.

Now let's take the videocard and drivers out of the equation, and see how a single-threaded, raw number-crunching benchmark does:

< Previous Page © 2017 PCSTATS.com
Please respect the time and effort that went into creating each PCSTATS Beginners Guide, do not illegally copy. Thank you.
Next Page >

 

Contents of Article: Beginners Guides
 Pg 1.  Beginners Guide: Exploring CPU Performance in Windows Vista vs. Win 7
 Pg 2.  Real-world Heavy Application Usage - SysMark
 Pg 3.  Real-world Heavy Application Usage - PCMark Vantage
 Pg 4.  — Gaming under Vista and Windows 7 - Cyrsis
 Pg 5.  Synthetic CPU and Final Thoughts

SEARCH PCSTATS 
Use the power of Google to search all of PCSTATS and the PCSTATS Forums. Tell us what you think of this new feature - FEEDBACK?
   12 / 17 / 2017 | 6:45AM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2017 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.