Windows 7 Shown To Be Extremely Fast
While benchmarks have not yet been run against Vista and XP with Windows 7, Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet did attempt to find out how it ran in some real-world tests. His research showed that the new beta of Microsoft’s operating system beat out both Windows Vista and Windows XP in multiple speed tests, while only failing at a select few. These tests include boot up time, shut down time, file maneuvers, installations, and other tasks. The test systems include a AMD Phenom 9700 setup with ATI graphics, and a Intel Pentium Dual-Core E2200 with an NVIDIA graphics chipset. While these results could be both proven and disproven in a various amount of situations, it is interesting to see how much focus the operating system team is having on performance.