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Windows 8 beats Windows 7 in most performance tests

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    Windows 8 beats Windows 7 in most performance tests


    While there is a lot of debate about the Metro user interface that Microsoft has created for Windows 8, it seems that in terms of sheer performance, the new version of the Windows OS is better overall than the current version, Windows 7.

    That's the conclusion of a new report on PCWorld.com. Its PCWorld Labs division recently ran a number of tests on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It included a test using its own proprietary benchmark software WorldBench 7.

    Both Windows 8 and Windows 7 were installed on a PC with the same hardware specifications. It included an 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K processor with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1 TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card.
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    Of course I feel Windows 8 more responsive, it boot faster. But when I'm using applications I don't notice any difference.

    I found the article a little bit misleading and they use a fresh Windows 8 install, but no mention of a fresh Windows 7 install
    "We loaded the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 on the system, and compared our results with the numbers we already had for the same system running Windows 7."


    here the original article

    Windows 8 Preview Beats Windows 7 in Most Performance Tests | PCWorld


    in 2 important tests they show 7 been faster, so the question is, in real world when you make some productivity work, do you really see a difference ? , I don't think so





    Their boot time was made with opsolite mecanical drives, who still use them in a home desktop ? it's SSD time , in an office, well, they let the pc run 24/7 or they just boot them in the morning the time they prepare their coffee.
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    Umm ...


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post

    Their boot time was made with opsolite mecanical drives, who still use them in a home desktop ?
    I do.
    I not spending stupid amounts of money, to buy something with a minuscule storage capacity.

    IMO, these spectacular boot times rate a "Meh!"

    On my PC (W8 vs W7):
    • DP boots ~9 seconds faster.
    • CP boots ~3 seconds faster.

    That's ~20 seconds faster than XP though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kostas7 View Post
    While there is a lot of debate about the Metro user interface that Microsoft has created for Windows 8, it seems that in terms of sheer performance, the new version of the Windows OS is better overall than the current version, Windows 7.



    That's the conclusion of a new report on PCWorld.com. Its PCWorld Labs division recently ran a number of tests on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It included a test using its own proprietary benchmark software WorldBench 7.

    Both Windows 8 and Windows 7 were installed on a PC with the same hardware specifications. It included an 3.3 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K processor with 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, a 1 TB hard drive, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics card.
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    You can read more here ...
    What a way to present numbers. It looks twice as fast in the graph, but really only .14 percent point. Looks deliberate to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    I do.
    I not spending stupid amounts of money, to buy something with a minuscule storage capacity.

    IMO, these spectacular boot times rate a "Meh!"

    On my PC (W8 vs W7):
    • DP boots ~9 seconds faster.
    • CP boots ~3 seconds faster.

    That's ~20 seconds faster than XP though.
    You should give a try to SSD, the difference between a SSD and a Mechanical drive is far behind the 20 seconds speed gain you have between your 8 and XP, it's not only boot time, everything is more responsive, a Crucial 64 gb is plenty for the OS and quite few applications and it's around $ 100. I see no use to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 on a mechanical drive to gain speed, better spend the money wisely on a SSD
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    Look at WEI for my SSD boot drive 8.2! I know WEI isn't a true benchmark but my overall score of 7.3 is quite satisfying!
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    I need more capacity, not speed


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    You should give a try to SSD, the difference between a SSD and a Mechanical drive is far behind the 20 seconds speed gain you have between your 8 and XP, it's not only boot time, everything is more responsive, a Crucial 64 gb is plenty for the OS and quite few applications and it's around $ 100.
    I can get 1 TB to 2 TB for that sort of money.

    I've got 4.5 TB in my PC and it's not enough (I've also got 3.5 TB in external HDDs).

    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    I see no use to upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 on a mechanical drive to gain speed, ...
    Agreed.
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    Lehnerus, I've got over 6Tb ! Size isn't everything though. Tool for the job and all that. An SSD for the OS and applications will pay dividends in overall performance as you see in my WEI scores. Money is tight all round of course so you takes your choice...
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    The bottleneck in my machine is the graphics card.

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    Mine too, but I'm not into games so my Photoshop and Lightroom get on fine with a middling graphics card. Your hard-drive is a poor score though compared to the CPU & RAM. Is it setup right?
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