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Inside CNET Labs: Windows Vista SP1 performance

The long-awaited Service Pack 1 update for Windows Vista brings with it a number of significant bug fixes and other improvements. Microsoft says that with it you will also see a number of noticeable performance improvements as well. In CNET's initial round of testing, the tester saw a mixed bag of results: CNET saw a few notable performance improvements under some conditions as well as significant performance degradations in others. For the most part, however, CNET saw little difference in performance between Vista and the Vista SP1 update.

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Silellak3263d ago

I wish they'd have compared game performance. I could care less if it takes 5 seconds longer to copy a file...

Oh well, I went back to XP a couple of weeks ago anyway. Vista was nice enough, but didn't offer much new and there were too many game compatability problems, even with newer titles like the Witcher.

ravenguard883263d ago

But I like Vista enough to keep it.

Things will improve, it's just the beginning of a new cycle.

I agree, these performance enhancements don't really mean anything to me, though I supposed it could effect the page file and gaming performance slightly. I would like to see some more game-related benchmarks.

Darkiewonder3263d ago

It only helped out with the USB sticks. I'm going to have for SP2 then. hmmph

TheIneffableBob3263d ago

Other reports have been saying that it improves performance nearly across the board.

One of those reports is,
http://blogs.zdnet.com/hard...

beoulve3263d ago

"CNET saw a few notable performance improvements under some conditions as well as significant performance degradations in others."

Good god, It's already damn slow now. I'll stick to XP for now, will patiently wait for SP2.

James646193263d ago

I tested the beta of sp1 and i found it to give great performance programs load instantly and start up and shutdown times where faster i'm not going back to xp i'm on vista at the mo and i like it had no problems since release.

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