Windows 8.1 vs Windows 8 vs Windows 7 [Benchmarks] [4K] Updated on September 12, 2014 By Windows Guy 10 Comments RESULTS: adf.ly/qX89k Although Windows 7 scored a little better in most test, Windows 8 and 8.1 had smoother interface, loaded programs faster and boo… Video Rating: 3 / 5 Related Demo Windows 8.1 Articles By Windows Guy 10 Comments Transformerpro September 12, 2014 so should I download windows 8.1 or stik with windows 8 KingCritz September 12, 2014 I’m building a gaming PC and i don’t know whether to stay with Windows 7 OR upgrade to Windows 8.1.. I am looking for FPS,Performance,And Speed. yumri4 September 12, 2014 for the test system why use a Xeon CPU ? Xeon CPUs are selected for more stablity supposely so that might throw it off a nudge as not alot of consumers are with a Xeon CPU as they are a ton for the effectively the same thing as a core i5 is. Alex Lopez September 12, 2014 Have a asus notebook running on a 1.86ghz cpu and 4 gb ram. should i update it from windows 8 to 8.1? Will the performance be upgraded or is it the same thing? Feral Druid September 12, 2014 Great job. Thanks for taking the time to test this. Barnald Bocker September 12, 2014 Although Windows 7 scored a little better in most test, Windows 8 and 8.1 had smoother interface, loaded programs faster and booted faster. They also used less RAM and HDD space. In games the three perform almost the same with the later two maintaining a more stable fps without noticeable drops. Petar Staynov September 12, 2014 martin tiffany September 12, 2014 the 8.1 is so annoying im waiting till they go to something else sutch a small difference has no justice at 100$ courage crd September 12, 2014 We tested. Two computers, Windows 7 X64 and Windows 8.1 X64 and two times reinstaled OS, for more precise test. W8.1 BF4 Lowest FPS was 52. W8.1 BF4 Highest FPS 71 W7 BF4 Lowest FPS was 49. W7 BF4 Highest FPS was 72. You cant see diference of 5 FPS, that does not affect game, so why i should endure Windows 8.1 disgustin GUI which is more harmful to eyes, if i can stay on Windows 7, which have a lot better GUI. Speedup Windows 7 Shutdown: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlWaitToKillServiceTimeout from 12000 to 2000 Also here: HKEY_CURRENT_USERControl PanelDesktopWaitToKillAppTimeout to 2000. Speedup Windows 7 Startup: Go to Run > msconfig > Advanced Options -> Number of processors -> Select maximum Cores elFire September 12, 2014 I have a r9 280x too Comments are closed.