Windows 7 build 6956 beats Windows XP SP3

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    Windows 7 build 6956 beats Windows XP SP3


    Posted: 12 Dec 2008
    "My Hardware 2.0 mailbag is brimming with Windows 7 related questions. The main question on everyone’s lips is the obvious one - How does Windows 7 stack up against Vista?

    Important note: Before I go any further I feel I need to make a point, and make it clear. The build I’m testing of Windows 7 (build 6956) is a pre-beta build, and as a rule pre-beta builds aren’t known for their performance. That said, the performance of this build should give us a clue as to how the OS is coming along.

    This test will pitch Windows 7 build 6956 32-bit against Windows Vista RTM 32-bit and Windows Vista SP1 32-bit." (and XP with SP3)

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    Windows 7 build 6956 performance test | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com

    Windows 7 build 6956 vs. Windows XP SP3 | Hardware 2.0 | ZDNet.com
    NormCameron's Avatar Posted By: NormCameron
    12 Dec 2008



  1. Posts : 31,212
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #1

    Thanks, Norm

    I have always thought that windows 7 "felt" quicker. it's nice to see some actual data to show that it is

    In my opinion it's often the way an OS feels that matters, which may be biased by familiarity - if some thing is more "instinctive" for a user it will feel faster to them.

    Am hoping to get the other half to provide some feedback on Windows 7 as she is familiar with XP and has made the switch to Vista without much problem.

    Will post back any thoughts she has - may be of interest to get the views of an "average" PC user rather than that of the more advanced users that I feel make up our membership here.
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  2. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #2

    Thanks Norm,

    Looks like Microsoft are on a winner! It would be nice to see some results for 64bit as well if you can. Check out the team forum for a interesting discovery.
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  3. Posts : 1,402
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #3

    I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
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  4. Posts : 617
    windows 7 RTM
       #4

    echrada said:
    I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
    yeah.... me to waiting for for the next x64 im useing now 6801 x64 but GTA4 dont work so hope it will in the next bulid BETA1 comparison chart looking good for windows 7 thnx for sharing that with us all.
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  5.    #5

    echrada said:
    I installed the 6956 version (32bit) and have uninstalled it as I would rather run 64bit as everything on my machine is oriented towards 64bit. So will wait patiently....
    dan7777 said:
    yeah.... me to waiting for for the next x64 im useing now 6801 x64 but GTA4 dont work so hope it will in the next bulid BETA1 comparison chart looking good for windows 7 thnx for sharing that with us all.
    There is a build 6936 x64 that has all of the features of 6956 x86.
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  6. Posts : 2,899
    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
       #6

    finally some evidence we can brag to our xp friends....lol
    Last edited by darkassain; 12 Dec 2008 at 21:36. Reason: typo...
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  7. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #7

    lolz for real.
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  8. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #8

    After having spent the last few days using Vista and then back to 7; there's a big difference. I do like Vista though.


    Thanks Norm!














    Later Ted
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  9. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #9

    I like Vista over XP as much as the next Vistax65 fan - but I have to say that W7 is a much better and smoother OS _ it *looks* slick while being fast.

    I do wonder, though, how Adrian can get a system to boot in 20 seconds flat. I suppose if you have every option turned off in your BIOS and boot directly to your HD and don't press CTRL ALT DEL to log in and have no PW, it might be faster - but I prefer a bit of security and chances to look at what is going on....
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