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What's the difference between Windows 7 and 8.1?

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October 22, 2013 6:52:55 AM

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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October 22, 2013 7:17:22 AM

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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October 22, 2013 7:20:56 AM

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?
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October 22, 2013 7:34:33 AM

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_Rev...
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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