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Windows 8 - Installation, Overview and Radeon 7750 / FX-6100 Performance

by Stuart Davidson - 2nd March 2012
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Windows 8 - Installation, basic overview and AMD 7750 / FX-6100 Performance

Test Specification and Methodology

XFX Radeon HD 7750 1GB DD
AMD FX-6100
Sapphire 990FX Motherboard
2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
Corsair Force 3 240GB SSD
Corsair F240 SATA3 SSD

Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Keyboard
Roccat Kone[+] Mouse
SteelSeries 7H Headset

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64-bit
AMD Catalyst February 2012
DirectX 11

Battlefield 3
3DMark 2011 Professional
Cinebench R11.5 x64
CPUz 1.58

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, where appropriate the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).
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