abarbarian Posted October 28, 2012 Share Posted October 28, 2012 (edited) This is a post I made on that other place but I wanted to share with you all. http://www.bit-tech....e-benchmarks/1 Yup Windows 8 is a real winner folks. Reboot times were very impressive in Windows 8, with the system able to perform a full reboot in just over 20 seconds. The Hybrid Boot feature appears to do its job well, as Windows 8 was able to reboot 5 seconds faster than Windows 7, being faster at both shutting down and booting. Yup a real winner. But there is a bit of bad news. It's worth noting that we were also hoping to run Crysis 2 benchmarks on both operating systems. However, try as we might, we simply could not get it to run on the Windows 8 system, even with the WHQL certified drivers installed, which is rather troubling. That is a old game though so no worries there then. It's fair to say that Windows 8 didn't get off to a great start in our testing, as it was outperformed in every one of our media benchmarks. Though the difference was negligible in the video encoding test, Windows 7 proved to be 5 per cent faster in the GIMP image editing test and nearly 11 per cent faster in the multi-tasking test, which is particularly worrisome as an operating system's ability to multi-task is a crucial part of its performance. Who the heck multi tasks anyway. Our Skyrim graphics test threw up some interesting results. Our high end Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2GB card went from a 60fps minimum frame rate in Windows 7 to 55fps in Windows 8, which is a significant drop in performance. Nit picking. AMD's are cheaper anyway. SATA performance on the other hand, was slightly slower in the new OS as our ATTO test showed a 5MB/s drop in read speeds and a 7MB/s drop in write speeds in Windows 8. This could well be due to limitations of the current Windows 8 SATA drivers, however, rather than an inherent problem with Windows 8. Right on. The os is fast it is just them stupid drivers. The frustration caused by the new UI. It doesn't scale well to large monitors, often proves frustrating to use with a mouse and keyboard and things that were once simple to access like shutdown options and the Computer overview are now hidden away in unintuitive places. Nit picking again. Buy a smaller monitor save some loot. make it a touch screen and you do not need a mouse or keyboard. The multi-tasking performance degradation is a particular blow to Windows 8, but one which the faster boot times do soften somewhat. See a real winner. It boots quicker and shuts down quicker. Those few seconds you save will make your private pc'ing much more enjoyable. An your business use will definitely increase your profits. Switch to Linux I hear you say. are you mad ? Think of the huge learning curve and all those usless programs that all that clever stuff that no one needs. No way Hoshay. Windows 8 rules the roost. Now where is that darn start button and the menu. I know it is around here somewhere Now imagine that Windows 8 was the latest car Microslop were bringing to the market. Would you even go to the showroom let alone buy one. "There's a saying in Estonia that in order to see new things, you have to follow common paths - paths you know." Games people play, you take it or you leave it Things that they say, honor brite If I promise you the moon and the stars, would you believe it Games people play in the middle of the night ~Alan Parsons Project, Games People Play Edited October 28, 2012 by abarbarian 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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