Is it worth it to upgrade to Windows 7 from Vista with new hardware?


I bought these:

ASUS P8P67 mobo

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz

8GB of DDR3 1600 RAM

500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

nVidia GTX 460 SE 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card

The mobo manual "recommends" that you should use the latest supported OS to "maximize" your features. So this made me wonder a bit because my Vista "Windows Experience Index" is 5.9, which I don't think it was too much lower before with 3.5 year old hardware. Does Vista bottleneck performance with new hardware? Should I upgrade to Windows 7 or else I would suffer some sort of performance hit? I'm not using any SDD's or multitouch screens or anything like that.
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