Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1 and 7: performance comparison
Windows 10 is distributed about two weeks and many users still question the feasibility of switching from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 on a new version of the operating system. This issue accompanies the release of each version of Windows and it is associated with the doubts regarding how the computer will behave when operating under the control of the new version of the software.
To help in deciding «for» or «against» the upgrade to the 10’s can the results of synthetic tests, which, although not able to describe the real experience, can give an idea about the impact of Windows 10 on your computer hardware. Techspot, for example, compared the performance of Windows 10 with Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 in all kinds of scenarios here on this computer: Intel Core i5-4670k, 8 GB RAM DDR3-2400 SSD Crucial MX220 1 TB.
The results should not be considered as absolute values of performance index of the three editions of Windows, as they will vary depending on the equipment. However, these synthetic tests emphasize one important point: in its current state, Windows 10 does not show a significant reduction in performance compared to version 7 or 8.1. Depending on the test Windows 10, sometimes slightly ahead and sometimes slightly behind Windows 7 and 8.1, but the average result is essentially equal.
Looking ahead, we should take into account that Windows 10 will be further improvements that potentially have to improve the performance of the new system. But now, the 10-ka looks Mature enough to switch to it without any worries.
By the way, the test results: