You left something out of the article. Microsoft stripped DirectSound and DirectSound 3D from Vista, meaning that there is no hardware audio in any DirectSound game. No fancy effects or even surround sound. Just plain old stereo. I don't know why they did it, but there you have it.
This is the reason I won't be upgrading to Vista any time soon.
My results are allot different then yours using the same drivers and version of VISTA as you, however my system setup is allot different and I was using in game HL2 Source’s video stress test.
Try using a motherboard that ACTUALLY has Vista drivers for it!
Then your benchmark would be more credible.
You should add a test of Microsoft Flight Simulator Deluxe with your results. It would be interesting to see if a game made for Vista is faster on Vista.
This is a great idea. I'd love to see those results.
Also, I'd love to see the results of tests using both 32 and 64 bit vista.