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Windows 7: Windows 7 outperforms Vista and XP

03 Jan 2009   #1

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Windows 7 outperforms Vista and XP

Normally, I would frown upon testing beta software against final code that has been updated frequently, but the results this time around are very interesting. Instead of using benchmarking programs, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDNet put together 23 real-world scenarios to see which operating system would be the quickest to complete all of the tasks.

He tested the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3. Two separate test machines were used:

* An AMD Phenom 9700 2.4GHz system fitted with an ATI Radeon 3850 and 4GB of RAM
* An Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and 1GB of RAM

Neither of these computers is top of the line, but Windows 7 managed to outperform both Vista and XP on both. Kingsley gave a 1 to the operating system that finished each test first, a 2 for second place, and a 3 for third. Windows 7 scored 25 points on both systems, placing first in 21 tests, and second in two other ones. On the AMD system, XP scored 61 points and Vista scored 52, while on the Intel system, XP scored 56 points and Vista scored 57.

Either way, Windows 7 slaughtered both of its predecessors. Bill Gates wasn't kidding when he said Windows 7 would "be more efficient."

The results are definitely positive for Windows 7, but don't walk away with the idea that installing Windows 7 on your current PC will make it fly. This is beta code; things will definitely change by the final release. The changes will be probably for the better, mind you, but it's still possible that Microsoft might need to make tradeoffs somewhere along the way. Finally, every configuration is different, so while these results should get you excited, please keep things in perspective!

Windows 7 build 7000 outperforms Vista and XP

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Windows 7 beta 1 performance - How does the OS compare to Vista and XP? | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

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03 Jan 2009   #2

SEVEN x64
 
 

great find...... this should help alleviate ppl's worry about windows 7 sporting vista like traits.



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05 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 

I do feel a noticable jump in Windows 7, and I do believe the test for the most part. I still would like to see actual data #s and just 1,2, or 3. I just like raw data though :P

I tried to run 3dMark06, and it was running great for the most part, but in the dragon scene it always completely locks up, so i can never finnish the test.
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05 Jan 2009   #4

XP Pro, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 & 32 Build 7022
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zZanthraXx View Post
I do feel a noticable jump in Windows 7, and I do believe the test for the most part. I still would like to see actual data #s and just 1,2, or 3. I just like raw data though :P

I tried to run 3dMark06, and it was running great for the most part, but in the dragon scene it always completely locks up, so i can never finnish the test.
Thanks, I forgot to run 3DMark just to see what happens.
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05 Jan 2009   #5

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hmm ,

7000 still takes about 10 seconds longer to start up than Vista - for me at least. Although I hear a lot less HD activity.

SIW2
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05 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 (7127)
 
 

The shut down is better, vista shutdown was horrible for me... I'm seriously considering installing xp,vista,Windows 7 all fresh on their own partitions on the same machine to to some REAL beta TESTING. That would require a lot of time and effor though lol.

I installed Windows 7 on one of my eeePC's (netbook) with an atom processor and 2gb ram- runs better than the xp it came with. (probly because no bloatware)- but it looks much better and standby resumes in less than 2 secconds... nice!
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06 Jan 2009   #7
Joe

Windows 7 RC
 
 

So far my unofficial tests show me that Windows 7 is snappier than Vista. And I also noticed that Windows 7 uses less active ram than Vista.
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07 Jan 2009   #8

Windows Vista Ultimate and Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

True say i love windws 7 ultimate only build 7000
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