The Windows XP Gaming Experience

Even though official support for Windows XP ended back in 2014, it’s quite surprising to read that a lot of people still haven’t upgraded. For the general user this isn’t that problematic providing you’re up to date with all the latest updates and service packs, and you have a third party anti virus software installed.

But what about gaming? Windows XP only supports up to DirectX9 and therefore most modern titles won’t even start. If you’re into older games though then chances are you’re in luck and today we’ll be taking a look at a few games that do run on XP, as well as comparing the performance to that of Windows’ newest operating system, Windows 10.

So let’s see what you can expect from this decade and a half old OS.

System Specs:
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.2GHz CPU
Intel DQ57TM Motherboard
GTX 750 Ti
8GB DDR3 Ram
Corsair 500W PSU
Windows XP 64 Bit Service Pack 2

Games Tested:
Far Cry 3
Skyrim
Grand Theft Auto IV
Fallout 3

Thanks for watching 🙂

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