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What's the difference between Windows 7 and 8.1?

I plan on picking up windows 7 for my new gaming desktop, performance wise what's the difference between the two? This isn't a post about preference or UI, just how they each preform.
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  1. Windows 8 has a better scheduler, so chips with multithreaded cores will receive a slight boost, and it starts up faster, as it doesn't fully shut down, unless restarted.
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  3. DComander1x said:
    Windows 8 has a better scheduler, so chips with multithreaded cores will receive a slight boost, and it starts up faster, as it doesn't fully shut down, unless restarted.



    How big of a boost is it? I assume it couldn't be very much. Is the boost worth learning how to use windows 8?
  4. Tankattack said:
    DComander1x said:
    Windows 8 has a better scheduler, so chips with multithreaded cores will receive a slight boost, and it starts up faster, as it doesn't fully shut down, unless restarted.



    How big of a boost is it? I assume it couldn't be very much. Is the boost worth learning how to use windows 8?


    About 5 to 10% at most.
    http://www.maximumpc.com/article/features/windows_8_Review?page=0,4
    Quote from Link - "Cinebench 11.5 and X264 HD 5.0.1. Both are multithreaded like mad, and both show about a 5 percent advantage in Windows 8. This could quite possibly be a sign of the improved scheduler in Windows 8."
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