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#1 hpymacguy

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:36 PM

Hi. I have Windows 8.1 running on my Late 2013 iMac in Bootcamp with GeForce GTX 780M graphics card and 32GB of RAM. Has anyone else updated to Windows 10 with a similar iMac/Bootcamp model? If so, what was your update experience like and does your system run smoothly afterwards. My system is stable so part of me thinks I should not mess with it, but then the other half of my mind yearns to upgrade.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:52 PM

If it ainít broke, donít fix it.

There is no reason from a gaming perspective to upgrade to Windows 10 on that hardware. If anything, it may break some older title you like.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:54 AM

Not the same Mac, but when I still had it I had upgraded a Mac Pro 2010 + GTX 680 from Windows 8.1 to 10 without any issues.

Harry, Windows 10 is so much better than 8.1 that upgrading is worth it.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 03:50 AM

If you are just booting into Windows to fire up a game, play it and leave, I donít see how it matters really. Itís just a waste of time that could be spent gaming instead. If Windows is your primary operating system, yeah, going up to 10 is a no brainer. I have used both enough to be aware of the differences.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:55 PM

Only Windows 10 has DirectX12, though at the moment it doesnít matter much. Mankind Divided ran worse with it for me.

Itís necessary to play Windows 10 only (read: Microsoft) games as well.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the feedback. The only thing I do in Windows is play games. I don't touch any other part of the OS except to launch Steam, Origin, or UPlay.

DirtyHarry, you got me with:

-if it ain't broken, don't fix it,
-upgrading is a waste of time that could be spent playing games.

HAHA! So TRUE! Sounds like I need to leave my stable Windows install alone until there is a new game that I really want to play to requires DirectX12. Cougar, thanks for making me aware of the DirectX12 requirement for some current titles, and, probably, more future titles. I will look out for that, now that I know.

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Posted 27 April 2018 - 05:18 AM

View PostCougar, on 26 April 2018 - 12:55 PM, said:

Only Windows 10 has DirectX12, though at the moment it doesnít matter much. Mankind Divided ran worse with it for me.

Itís necessary to play Windows 10 only (read: Microsoft) games as well.

His hardware is not up to such demanding games.
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