Benchmark results for Windows 8 RTM vs Windows 7 [Updated]
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With the launch of Windows 8 just about a week away, many people will be anxious to know how Windows 8 performs compare to Windows 7. That is exactly what the source video is trying to find out: Does Windows 8 work better than Windows 7 on the same hardware?
Well, sorry to spoil the fun, but overall the result isn't looking positive for Windows 8: many benchmark results show similar scores for both Windows 8 and Windows 7, meaning there's no real improvement (with Windows 8 scores being a bit lower); in a few areas the comparison even shows that Windows 8 actually performs noticeably worse than Windows 7, such as the boot up time and video frame rate. The only area that has seen some improvement in Windows 8 is Memory Management with the available memory being utilised more efficiently.
Here are the areas that have been compared:
[Area - winner]
Memory Usage: Windows 8
Storage Drive Read/Write Speed: Tie
Boot Time: Windows 7 - Taken just 12 seconds to get to the Desktop and ready for use, compare to 28 seconds taken by Windows 8 until the Desktop is ready.
Overall PC Performace: Windows 7 - Possibly due to drivers not being optimised for Windows 8 as of yet
Windows Experience Index: Tie - Windows 7 has a slightly better score, but may not be anything significant
Graphic Performance: Windows 7 - Better frame rates in games than in Windows 8
Update: After the many comments from viewers saying that Windows 8 boots much faster than Windows 7, the uploader of the previous test video decided to capture the booting process for both versions on his machine so you can see for yourselves how those two actually perform. The result: although the difference is not as dramatic as claimed by the boot time benchmark provided by the test software, the actually footage still shows Windows 7 boots into the Desktop a bit faster or just as fast as Windows 8 (1-2 seconds difference). Which I think is weird, but there it is ...