Windows 7 build 7000 outperforms Vista and XP

Instead of using benchmarking programs, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDNet put together 23 real-world scenarios to see which operating system would be the quickest to complete all of the tasks.

He tested the 32-bit versions of Windows 7 build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows XP SP3. Two separate test machines were used:

* An AMD Phenom 9700 2.4GHz system fitted with an ATI Radeon 3850 and 4GB of RAM
* An Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and 1GB of RAM

Neither of these computers is top of the line, but Windows 7 managed to outperform both Vista and XP on both. Kingsley gave a 1 to the operating system that finished each test first, a 2 for second place, and a 3 for third. Windows 7 scored 25 points on both systems, placing first in 21 tests, and second in two other ones. On the AMD system, XP scored 61 points and Vista scored 52, while on the Intel system, XP scored 56 points and Vista scored 57.

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buddyro3421d ago

it seems as if Microsoft actually listed to the consumers complaints.

lord_of_balrogs3421d ago

About time, now I can finally switch from XP to a new OS.

C_Dub3421d ago

Build 7000 Ultimate. It is truly THAT good. And to think it's only beta, can't wait for the RC releases :)

TheIneffableBob3421d ago

It is pretty great. Full version will be even better in terms of performance since the beta right now is running debugging code.

Graphics Whore3421d ago

Yeah, I already knew this, it's about 5-30% increase in performance.

trancefreak3421d ago

i really like this win 7 release but its not ready for prime time just yet, the occasional apps freezing drives me nutz.

Lord Anubis3421d ago

the reason is parallelism which was locked on vista an almost non existent on XP. BTW this story is a duplicate.

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