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Win10 or Win7 better for Performance?

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Hello,

I'm running P3d v4 under win7 with alot of addons. Unfortunately although my hardware is top notch I dont get a totally smooth sim experience. The graphics settings are already reduced way too much.

My thought is now to install everything new under win10 in hope to get better performance. What do you guys think? Is win10 better?

My hardware: I7-8700K at 4,8Ghz, Geforce RTX 2070, 16GB Ram, Fast SSD.

Thanks!

Best regards Andreas 

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I'm surprised that you are still using win 7 considering that you have an 8700K. I would upgrade to win 10 if I were you.

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Windows 10 for P3D, but it's not likely to be a noticeable difference.  LM (Beau) had posted about the benefits of P3D under Win10.  Given that the future is likely to be Ray Tracing which means DX12 which means DX12.  Love or hate Win10 (I certainly have a love/hate affair with Win10, but all my PCs are on Win10) it's the future.

Cheers, Rob.

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27 minutes ago, Rob Ainscough said:

Windows 10 for P3D, but it's not likely to be a noticeable difference.  LM (Beau) had posted about the benefits of P3D under Win10.  Given that the future is likely to be Ray Tracing which means DX12 which means DX12.  Love or hate Win10 (I certainly have a love/hate affair with Win10, but all my PCs are on Win10) it's the future.

‘It’s the future’.....whether we like it or not, hmm!

As far as Prepar3D v4.x is concerned, I agree, there is likely to be little or no difference in performance. My Prepar3D installation, past and present (currently v4.4), runs great under Windows 7 Pro. I have Windows 10 Pro as dual Boot on its own drive, but that is being reserved for Version 5 when it is likely DirectX 12 will enter the picture. Until then it is largely irrelevant as far as Prepar3d is concerned and Windows 7 continues to keep me sane...lol. 

I have configured Windows 10 (1803) to my liking and have installed a few familiar applications and utilities. However, my preference still lies with Windows 7 - it has few vices and desktop operations seem significantly faster on my setup.

Mike


My rig: ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme, i7-5960X (Dynamic OC 4.6 GHz - all cores, HT=ON, AM=4085), Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT Cooler with 2xNoctua NF-A14 PWM 140mm fans, G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4 3000, ASUS GTX 1080Ti ROG STRIX 11GB, GDDR5X (Driver versions: 441.66 (Win7), 451.48 (Win10)), Samsung 850 EVO 1TB SSD x4, Samsung 970 EVO 2TB V-NAND M.2, LG BH16NS40 16x SATA Internal BDRW, EVGA 1200 P2 Watt PSU, Cooler Master HAF X, ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q (G-Sync) monitor at 120Hz. Oculus Rift. Dual Boot: Windows 10 Pro 64bit (2004) / Prepar3D v5.0.31.35253, Windows 7 Pro 64bit / Prepar3D v4.5.12.30293.

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I have a Windows 7/10 dual-boot and I see no noticeable difference when using P3Dv4.4...........Doug


Intel 4790K CPU, MSI Z97 Gaming 7 motherboard, Noctua NH-U12S cooler, Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB 2133 MHz RAM, nVidia GTX 970 GPU, Cooler Master HAF 932 Tower, Thermaltake 1000W Toughpower PSU, Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, and other good stuff.

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Also recently switched to duel boot. If you get W10 make sure you get the Pro version. You have more control over updates etc. The only reason I switched to Windows10 is WMR for VR. Other than that I would have stayed with W7. In a way I was forced to switch to W10. And that was my intention all along; Stick with W7 Ultimate until there was something I wanted to do that required W10. I'll do the same with P3D V5 if it has raytracing, I'll get an RTX2080ti but not before! So I guess I'm saying if I where you I would stick to with W7 unless there is some reason you must switch to W10. Eventually that will had but expecting improved P3D performance is not that reason because it won't happen.

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Do the upgrade to windows and you won't lose anything. Its so much smoother and fast OS. I was nervous going to it but I did my research and found it to be a lot easier to work with pretty quickly.


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