Is Windows More Snappier Than OSX?

As of now I am running Windows 8 on a Mac. I use third party drivers (trackpad++). I used Windows 7 but that was mostly based on need with OSX being my primary OS (before 8). But I always felt that Windows ( 7/8 ) is much more snappier when launching native apps, switching between apps and for general usability. OSX improved remarkably after the Mountain Lion update. But I feel that it is definitely slower than Windows. I am biased towards Microsoft, thanks to Metro and Windows Phone. But I think benchmarks never do proper justice to show the difference between Windows and OSX. What are your thoughts folks? I don't post in the Apple Core because they usually write off anything and everything against the fruit.