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Windows 7: Aero vs Windows 7 Classic

19 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Aero vs Windows 7 Classic

Hey,

Ok so I'm running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 (32 bit) using a modified Aero theme. I was wondering if with the following system specs would I see a NOTICEABLE change in perfomance running the Windows 7 Classic theme or would it just make my desktop less pretty. Pretty basic question looking for a pretty basic anwser, thanks

System specs:
Acer Aspire 6530 Laptop
Windows Experience Index: 3.2

AMD Turion 2.10ghz CPU (Dual Core)
3gb RAM
ATI Radeon 3200
120 GB HD (2 60 GB partitions)

That's the only system specs I see a point in posting, feel free to ask for more info if needed.

Thanks,
Kurrupt


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19 Aug 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurrupt View Post
Hey,

Ok so I'm running Windows 7 RC Build 7100 (32 bit) using a modified Aero theme. I was wondering if with the following system specs would I see a NOTICEABLE change in perfomance running the Windows 7 Classic theme or would it just make my desktop less pretty. Pretty basic question looking for a pretty basic anwser, thanks

System specs:
Acer Aspire 6530 Laptop
Windows Experience Index: 3.2

AMD Turion 2.10ghz CPU (Dual Core)
3gb RAM
ATI Radeon 3200
120 GB HD (2 60 GB partitions)

That's the only system specs I see a point in posting, feel free to ask for more info if needed.

Thanks,
Kurrupt
No I dont..
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19 Aug 2009   #3

 

It is a simple test. Change the theme and see for yourself. Everything else is pure conjecture.
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19 Aug 2009   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
It is a simple test. Change the theme and see for yourself. Everything else is pure conjecture.
Listen to Antman & test it.
I suggest that that you shouldn't run customized aero...
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19 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's only customized Aero because I'm using a wallpaper that didn't come with Windows 7...
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19 Aug 2009   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kurrupt View Post
It's only customized Aero because I'm using a wallpaper that didn't come with Windows 7...
That is just customized theme....
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19 Aug 2009   #7

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Kurrupt

I think sassa was talking about more than just wallpapers. Like glass effects, or tweaks, etc.

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Kurrupt

I think sassa was talking about more than just wallpapers. Like glass effects, or tweaks, etc.

Ken
Exactly...
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19 Aug 2009   #9

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You should know this. Aero (the transparent borders UI) is done on the GPU. While the Classic and Basic UI is done on the CPU. So if you have high demand for CPU resources, Classic and Basic will be fighting your applications for CPU time. While Aero is off loaded to the GPU freeing up a lot more CPU time for your applications.
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20 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 build 7600 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You should know this. Aero (the transparent borders UI) is done on the GPU. While the Classic and Basic UI is done on the CPU. So if you have high demand for CPU resources, Classic and Basic will be fighting your applications for CPU time. While Aero is off loaded to the GPU freeing up a lot more CPU time for your applications.
What about integrated graphics in laptops?? Do they use CPU for aero??
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