The Definitive Windows 7 vs Vista Performance Comparison

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  1. comp_ali

    comp_ali Sniper

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    The official launch of Windows 7 is upon us, and there has never been so much hype for a new Microsoft OS since XP was first revealed. To most people, Vista is either a complete piece of junk, or a necessary evil, although I think that is somewhat unfair. To me, Vista is an improvement over XP in every conceivable way, and I really can’t think of any good reason for someone to be using XP in the last 3 years. Many people do though, and Microsoft wasted no time in working on a replacement for Vista.
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    The majority of the results can be summed up simply as:

    Win7 handles threading far better than Vista, with multithreaded workloads on the quad core showing the biggest gains.

    The other thing which seems to be clear, is that Win7 is a logical successor to Vista, rather than agonizing over the choice between XP and Vista.

    Maybe a few things are still waiting for Win7 compatible updates, but most Vista era hardware and software should be ready now or soon will be.
     
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    Rather arrogant of this website to call their article the "definitive' version. I notice quite a few things missing from it, so maybe "the not yet definitive" would be better. for instance every system on test had 4gb of ram? useless for quite a lot of people.
     
  5. Alex

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    Yeah, its not a very informative article. Windows 7 is running great for me, but I learned nothing from this article, I think its more for a different audience than us however.
     
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    I wonder why this site got such a big difference between Vista and 7 when other sites don't.
     
  7. procupine14

    procupine14 Why is it Beeping!?!?!

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    Not sure about this whole thing. I have to say that I was so pleased with the way that my copies of Vista 64 Ultimate that I didn't notice a lot of difference migrating to 7 save for easier tabbing back and forth from a game to my second monitor etc. Also the granted new features are a plus as I love them and I have noticed that there is a bit less ram usage on average among the systems in my house. Past that its really the same experience for me but then again I loved Vista
     

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