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Windows 7 And Windows Vista: Performance Compared
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System Hardware
Benchmarks
Details
Performance Benchmarks
CPU
Intel Core i7-920 (45nm, 2.66 GHz, 4 x 256KB L2 and 8MB L3 Cache, TDP 130W, Rev. C0)
Motherboard (Socket LGA1336)
Asus P6T (Rev. 1.0)
Chipset: Intel X58, ICH10R
BIOS: 0403 (02/26/2009)
RAM
3 x 2GB DDR3-1600 (Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D)
operating at DDR3-1333 (CL8-8-8-24)
Graphics
Zotac Geforce GTX 260²
GPU: Geforce GTX 260 (576 MHz)
Graphics RAM: 896 MB DDR3 (1998 MHz)
Stream Processors: 216
Shader Clock: 1242 MHz
Hard Drive
Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB
10,000 RPM, SATA/300
Blu-Ray Drive
LG GGW-H20L, SATA/150
Power Supply
PC Power & Cooling, Silencer 750EPS12V, 750W
System Software and Drivers
Operating System II
Windows Vista Ultimate Version 6.0 Service Pack 2 (Build 6000)
Operating System II
Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)
Drivers and Settings
Intel Chipset Drivers
Chipset Installation Utility Ver. 9.​​1.​​1.​​1019
Intel Storage Drivers
Matrix Storage Drivers Ver. 8.​9.​0.​1023
Nvidia Graphics Driver
Version: 191.07
3D Games Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmark
Details
Far Cry 2
Version: 1.0.1
Far Cry 2 Benchmark Tool
Video Mode: 1280x800
Direct3D 9
Overall Quality: Medium
Bloom activated
HDR off
Demo: Ranch Small
Left 4 Dead
Version: 1.0.0.5
Video Mode: 1280x800
Game Settings
- Anti Aliasing none
- Filtering Trilinear
- Wait for vertical sync disabled
- Shader Detail Medium
- Effect Detail Medium
- Model/Texture Detail Medium
Demo: THG Demo 1
Audio Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
iTunes
Version: 8.1.0.52, Audio CD ("Terminator II" SE), 53 min., Convert to AAC audio format
LAME MP3
Version 3.98, Audio CD "Terminator II SE", 53 min., convert WAV to MP3 audio format, Command: -b 160 --nores (160 Kbps)
Video Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
Mainconcept Reference 1.6.1
Version: 1.6.1
MPEG2 to MPEG2 (H.264)
MainConcept H.264/AVC Codec
28 sec. HDTV 1920x1080 (MPEG-2)
Audio:
MPEG-2 (44.1 kHz, 2-Channel, 16-Bit, 224 Kbps)
Codec: H.264
Mode: PAL (25 FPS)
Profile: Settings for eight threads
Application Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
Grisoft AVG Anti-virus 8
Version: 8.5.287
Virus base: 270.12.16/2094
Benchmark
Scan: some compressed ZIP and RAR archives
Winrar 3.9
Version 3.90 x64 BETA 1
Compression = Best
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Winzip 12
Version 12.0 (8252)
WinZIP Commandline Version 3
Compression = Best
Dictionary = 4096KB
Benchmark: THG-Workload
Adobe Photoshop CS4
Version: 11
Filtering a 16MB TIF (12000x5813)
Filters:
Radial Blur (Amount: 10; Method: zoom; Quality: good)
Shape Blur (Radius: 46 px; custom shape: Trademark sysmbol)
Median (Radius: 1px)
Polar Coordinates (Rectangular to Polar)
Deep Fritz 11
Version: 11
Fritz Chess Benchmark Version 4.2
Synthetic Benchmarks and Settings
Benchmarks
Details
3DMark Vantage
Version: 1.02
Options: Performance
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
CPU Test 1
CPU Test 2
PCMark Vantage
Version: 1.00
PCMark Benchmark
Memories Benchmark
SiSoftware Sandra 2009
Version: 2009 SP3
Processor Arithmetic, Cryptography, Memory Bandwith
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