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Windows 7: Windows 8 Release Preview vs. Windows 7: Benchmarked

01 Jun 2012   #1
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Windows 8 Release Preview vs. Windows 7: Benchmarked

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It’s time to see how Microsoft’s newly released Windows 8 Release Preview stacks up against Windows 7. Can the upcoming operating system keep up with — or even beat — Windows 7, or does Microsoft still have work to do?

Unlike the time where I benchmarked the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, where I ran into troubles with graphics card drivers issues and problems getting consistent results from a couple of the benchmark tools I was using, everything went smoothly with the benchmarking of the Windows 8 Release Preview.
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Windows 8 Release Preview vs. Windows 7: Benchmarked | ZDNet

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01 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So, the conclusion was that Windows 8 shaves 3-4 seconds off the boot time, and synthetic and gaming benchmarks show the performance differences are negligible. Some improvements with audio and video transcoding times...which is nice.
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09 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Exactly. Not much improvement if you are running it on a decent hardware.
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10 Jun 2012   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by htb2050 View Post
Exactly. Not much improvement if you are running it on a decent hardware.

Hi there
perversely the better hardware you have the more irrelevant these tests are -- the much more STERN test would be to run these benchmarks on CRAPPY hardware .

The hardware musn't be SO old that newer CPU instructions cant run but should be old enough to show up any defects or inefficient code in the OS.


For example even a slow old clunker improves DRAMATICALLY when you run the OS from an SSD. Once you optimize the hardware it's difficult for the end user to see any performance difference at all.

Cheers
jimbo
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