Firingsquad published the second part of their series on Windows Vista's performance. This time they take a closer look at the gaming performance and compare it to its older brother, Windows XP.
Now that Windows Vista is out in the wild, hardware manufacturers like AMD and NVIDIA have been scrambling to provide drivers for the new OS: last week saw a flurry of new driver releases for Windows Vista from NVIDIA, while AMD introduced version 7.1 of their Catalyst graphics driver.
Getting competent drivers out for Vista is critical for both companies as many consumers have been waiting for Vista’s release before upgrading, as well as the OEMs like Dell, HP, and Gateway, who are busy shipping systems with Vista pre-installed to their customers. In fact, in Dell’s case they’ve had to hold shipments of their XPS 710 and XPS 710 H2C PCs with Vista, shipping these systems with Windows XP instead.