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General Category => Hardware & Reviews => Topic started by: Freezer on July 31, 2015, 12:40:45 PM

Title: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Freezer on July 31, 2015, 12:40:45 PM
Windows 10 free upgrade is now out and I just finished reading a review in the August APC magazine which in reference to gaming talks of its DX12 support.  It talks of a few 'significant' improvements. 
First is a much lower-level of code access to GPU silicon for higher performance gaming. 
Early Intel testing suggests reduced CPU power consumption by greater than 50% on a SurfacePro3 but the most impressive addition is the ability to combine discrete and integrated GPU's into live gaming.  "Multiadapter" brings your CPU's integrated graphics engine back into service alongside your GeForce or Radeon card.  Your card will handle the main frame rendering with the integrated adding post processing effects. 
Results so far indicate a 10% boost in game frame rates from your existing hardware. (as long as you have a Geforce 600 series/Radeon HD7000 series or newer card).
Any one taken the leap yet to upgrade?
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Phil.8 on July 31, 2015, 01:43:21 PM
I have last night, seems all good so far
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on July 31, 2015, 03:18:13 PM
How big is the download?

Do I have to be careful of any files or anything that could go missing?  Is there any other work I have to do other than the download and install?

Cheers.
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Phil.8 on July 31, 2015, 03:31:55 PM
About 4gb I think. Whole process took me about 2 hour. Just install the keep my files and apps option. All i had to do out of 3 PC is reinstall graphics driver on 2 and install lan driver on 1, which I recommend you find your windows 10 lan driver first and download it ready.

For the impatient people who want to do it now.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 If you get the error something happened, but nothing happens change region to US english in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Region, admin tab, change system locale. Change it back after its all finished if you want.

Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Bacchulum on July 31, 2015, 04:25:17 PM
So they're forcing us to speak US English now, are they? :o >:( :P
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Phil.8 on July 31, 2015, 04:44:14 PM
lol   seems so
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Joe on August 01, 2015, 01:58:05 PM
If you get the error something happened, but nothing happens change region to US english in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Region, admin tab, change system locale. Change it back after its all finished if you want.

Hah I got this twice this morning, useful error. Downloading for the 3rd time at the moment...
Title: Re: Windows 10 Gaming
Post by: Glen73 on August 05, 2015, 03:00:38 PM
I did it,  lot smaller than win 7 and a faster system. You get to keep your old win if you want to return.