It would seem that Windows 7 is all the buzz!
This weekend, the Personal Computer Museum was having a special Windows 7 event to talk about some of the enhancements it has over Windows XP and Vista. The core message to walk away with: “fast, faster, faster”!
This optimized performance has to do with boot-up and OS related activities. For the gamers amongst us (this means you), the available benchmarks for Windows 7 shows just a marginal improvement compared to Vista, if at all.
What does this mean for S-3D gamers?
NVIDIA has been promoting their stereoscopic 3D drivers as Windows 7 compatible for some time, so any remaining OS related issues should be considered short term bugs.
We have confirmed with DDD that their drivers work with both 32 and 64 bit Windows 7 versions, but the game support is limited to titles using 32 bit native code at this time.
iZ3D has unofficial Windows 7 support, and we have not received word on any limitations to do with 32 or 64 bit versions. While they are going through a debugging process to be sure, we have been given no reason to hold back on upgrading – but this is still considered “unofficial” support. Finally, there have been rumblings that the nature of Windows 7 has opened the door to CrossfireX and SLI support, but we don’t have the means to confirm this yet.
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