GTX470 Performance Test Part 2: Windows 7
8xS & 16xS
Here Pacific Assault and UT 2004 continue the downward spiral on the GTX470. Under Win7 the GTX470 offers just over half the performance of the GTX285 on XP. Both games were retested with TrAA off on Win7, but they still couldn’t come close to the GTX285 running TrAA. This is clearly abysmal performance.
But then we see something amazing happen in Call of Duty 1, Quake 3, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Unreal Tournament 99, with the GTX470 on Win 7 offering absolutely massive performance gains compared to XP. The performance gains also allow the GTX470 to far surpass the GTX285’s reference scores.
It’s ironic that some of these games are 11 years old, but demonstrate some of the best performance gains witnessed on a GTX470. This is on a 64 bit OS released just last year too, I might add. Once again we see the value of testing old games with cranked settings on new hardware, and I would’ve never believed these results had I not seen them for myself.