Windows 10 vs. Windows 11 Performance Test: Gaming, Application & Storage Benchmarks

Watzupken

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That's only because you're ignorant, no worries.
Truth is that most people using a PC will not be aware of the upgrades under the hood. To the average users which represents a significant majority, it’s mainly a facelift of the UI with some sales pitch from MS about improved security. Does it make the security bulletproof? I don’t think so. And the tank in performance especially in CPU intensive situation is quite obvious.
I feel the general problem nowadays is that any update in OS tend to focus mostly on UI and UX. I feel it’s more towards the looks on the UI since they are hiding useful buttons here and there, and it takes a few clicks and swipes before you find the button for the feature. And more than often, the improvements in UI comes at the cost of higher hardware requirement if you want to maintain the same level of performance. The view seems to be that hardware will get faster, so will eventually make up for performance deficit. So with each gen, we see hardware getting more power hungry and/or resource hungry to keep up.
 

godrilla

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If it ain't broken don't brake it. I thank the beta testers on sharing their experience.
This "we also on occasion randomly suffered blue screen"
them inferences!
Too much of a hassle for fresh install to experience the same thing at this point.
 
I don't see any step forward, but rather by following Apple by making their products worse.

Win11 is out but it's not meant for daily driving its meant for developers.

If you want a step forward how about direct storage? Games and application's need to and will support it. It should significantly improve load times for an anything and frame rates in open world games and any game that does allot of texture streaming.

How about we hold off on opinions and testing of an OS that isn't finished.

As for apple.... Their new chip is excellent but their OS is garbage for anything but media productivity and the only reason for that is effort from developer's. It's not the OS.
 
So a windows 10 re-skin, with a bit of tweaking under the hood, most choices taken away from user re customisation without jumping through hoops, a slight performance regress even without VBS. Basically dumbed down windows 10 and had no right to call itself windows 11. Deliberately exclude 10 from getting new storage improvements even though it's the same code base, just to force people to migrate.

Sigh... It shares some of the codebase just like Win10 shared code with 7 & 8.

Win11 has some significant under the hood changes that will make it significantly faster in every respect.

Developers need to support these things. Which is why 11 is available. It's for developers, it's not for daily driving yet
 

Bullwinkle M

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Seems much better in that respect

I was quite happy that Windows 11 could not be installed on any of my machines
(until it could be)

I'm currently running Windows 11 Pro from a single 32GB MBR partition on a 64GB thumb drive on a 10 year old Sandy Bridge without TPM or secure boot

Seems very "Light Weight" and less intrusive than Windows 10

Now that I've tried it, I actually like it

:)

Hey man, how can I get Windows 11 on laptop?? I'm running a core i3 4GB 1TB HDD .. thanks
 

Bullwinkle M

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Hey man, how can I get Windows 11 on laptop?? I'm running a core i3 4GB 1TB HDD .. thanks
Install windows to go on a thumb drive and set your BIOS to boot the thumb drive first



 
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rmcrys

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At the weekend I upgraded to W11: Surface Go 2 Core M (windows update offered the update) and on am Asus Zenbook 8th gen i5 with an MX150 Nvidia (via windows assistant tool) very fast, without issues and no printer, scanner or other issues. Also no BSOD until now. The only thing working slow is the Disk Cleanup when I select "system files" (or whatever it is called...)
 

Irata

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Igor‘s Lab also did a Win 11 vs 10 test using a Ryzen CPU and did see some noticeable performance gains in some applications and even a game.

So comparing Win 10 to 11 results might not be straight forward in all cases.
 

Axle Grease

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The charts confirm my suspicion why Haswell CPUs never made it to the Windows 11 compatibility list. The performance penalty in games when VBS is enabled is minor compared to the tests I did on my PC. I hadn't thought to do a storage benchmark. The random Q32T1 result is savage. I hope the i9-12xxx series does much better in that regard assuming it's not a driver issue.
 
Windows 11 is way better than 10 in the UI/UX department... 10 feels ancient in comparison. In my opinion 11 seems a bit "snappier" but who knows.
 

kiwigraeme

Posts: 644   +495
Glad to see some rounded out comments .

To summarize
This is mainly and under the hood reversion -maybe dropping some legacy junk DNA

How does this compare to Linux - running same applications?

Are these applications optimised to run on windows 11 ?

Can developers now use new features or libraries/instruction sets - whatever ( not a programmer ) to get better performance in future?

If W10=W11 day one - is that by definition a success? - as these programs were written not for W11 .

More abstractly do we know the theoretical efficiencies of these programs - someone must study it - Like how close a ICE gets to the theoretical optimum - or a solar panel converts the available light if the spectrum it uses into stored energy .

So really tests like the cache and memory and others like it are good .
Or how it does paging - or runs a huge memory hog on sub optimal memory etc .
How it boots with multiple devices on sata ports etc .

Then you have the important stuff like protecting important files from corruption or file integrity going forward - I know outside this test - But someone could design a program to run an app. with lots of things happening, conflicts of interest etc - Most of us wouldn't run an intensive game while doing mission critical backups - but who knows about other users .
Just from personal use - I think windows now is more protected from power failures , BSOD etc causing data loss , or unbootable PC ( ie MBR corrupted etc )
 

Bullwinkle M

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One important point is - what happens if your compliant PC - fails an integrity check in 2 years - will you be locked out ?- what happens ?
If it is now compliant, it will remain compliant in 2 years

My computer is NOT compliant, yet I can install Windows 11 and get all the updates

If I am blocked from getting updates in 2 years, I still have Windows 10 Licensed and activated on a second computer

Installing Windows 11 to Go allows me to activate 2 copies of Windows from a single License

I have Windows 10 on one machine and Windows 11 on a second machine, both activated and getting updates from a single license

I will lose nothing in 2 years / compliant or not!
 

Mr Majestyk

Posts: 928   +821
Sigh... It shares some of the codebase just like Win10 shared code with 7 & 8.

Win11 has some significant under the hood changes that will make it significantly faster in every respect.

Developers need to support these things. Which is why 11 is available. It's for developers, it's not for daily driving yet

Yeah pull the other one it yodels.
 

Wrinkle

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@Steve

Seeing the same results regarding disk writes on my system. I9900KF, Gigabyte Z390 Aorus PRO, no vbs. No clean install.

Kingston SA2000 nvme, Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 19043] (x64):
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 388.509 MB/s [ 94850.8 IOPS] < 327.82 us>

Kingston SA2000 nvme, Windows 11 Professional [10.0 Build 22000] (x64):
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 550.255 MB/s [ 134339.6 IOPS] < 235.57 us>

Crucial CT1000MX500 sata disk, Windows 10 Professional [10.0 Build 19043] (x64):
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 260.945 MB/s [ 63707.3 IOPS] < 493.02 us>

Crucial CT1000MX500 sata disk, Windows 11 Professional [10.0 Build 22000] (x64):
RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 266.792 MB/s [ 65134.8 IOPS] < 484.75 us>
 
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zulu53

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Sigh... It shares some of the codebase just like Win10 shared code with 7 & 8.

Win11 has some significant under the hood changes that will make it significantly faster in every respect.

Developers need to support these things. Which is why 11 is available. It's for developers, it's not for daily driving yet
I fail to see any difference for developers. Develop for Win10 or Win11. Win10 has a far,far,far larger installed base for selling what developers develop. Surely they are only interested in the number of sales?
 

zulu53

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I think every article about Win11 should end by asking the same question and provide the answer based on the subject of the article. What is the point of Win11? Clearly from this article there is no benefit on PC performance compared to Win10. The UI "improvements" of Win11-21H2 (as this release version is called) could all be issued as part of Win10-21H2 upcoming release. So whats the point of Win11?