Windows 7 Beta 1 Vs Windows Vista Vs Windows XP

After Windows 7 beta 1 leaked, many bloggers caught hold of it very soon and started testing/using Windows 7. We saw Ed Bott from ZDnet reporting about the changes in the Windows 7 beta 1 license agreement. Adrian Kingsley-Hughes from ZDnet has benchmarked Windows 7 with its predecessors Windows Vista and Windows XP. The Windows 7 build 6.1.7000.0.081212-1400 was considered for testing. Since its 32bit, it was tested against 32bit versions of Windows Vista SP1 and Windows XP SP3.

There were 23 factors tested and some of the factors that interested me were:

  • Install OS
  • Move 100MB files
  • Move 2.5GB files
  • Network transfer 100MB files
  • Network transfer 2.5GB files

The systems considered for benchmarking were:
  • An AMD Phenom 9700 2.4GHz system fitted with an ATI Radeon 3850 and 4GB of RAM
  • An Intel Pentium Dual Core E2200 2.2GHz fitted with an NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS and 1GB of RAM

The overall results were very promising for Windows 7. It outperformed its predecessors Vista and XP in almost every factor tested and ranked #1. Windows Vista ranked #2 with the AMD and #3 with the Intel. Windows XP ranked #3 with the AMD and #2 with the Intel. But the scores weren't big enough to compare between Windows Vista and Windows XP.

Below is the score for some of the factors listed above:

And the overall results:

Sure these tests show a huge improvement on Windows 7 even at this early stage when compared to Windows Vista(during its beta stages).

*Images Courtesy: ZDNet

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Alkaif said,
lolz *english lessons*

Alkaif said,
oh in that case bad journalism skills..

Your 'english' and language skills would tell you to capitalize Oh, add a comma after Oh and case, and insert "it is" before bad.

Sincerely,
English nazi correcting a typo nazi


rm20010 said,
Your 'english' and language skills would tell you to capitalize Oh, add a comma after Oh and case, and insert "it is" before bad.

Sincerely,
English nazi correcting a typo nazi

Irony much? zomg I just used a rhetoric...oh no he didn't?

rm20010 said,
Your 'english' and language skills would tell you to capitalize Oh, add a comma after Oh and case, and insert "it is" before bad.

Sincerely,
English nazi correcting a typo nazi

don't be a spanker with "ize" endings.

While we are comparing Win 7 to XP, lets compare Win Vista to Win 98 SE... afterall, they are both the same time span apart. My point is that XP is soo old with such low requirements that it is not even worth comparing to next generation OS's.

Titoist said,
While we are comparing Win 7 to XP, lets compare Win Vista to Win 98 SE... afterall, they are both the same time span apart. My point is that XP is soo old with such low requirements that it is not even worth comparing to next generation OS's.

The point is that Vista generally got it's ass kicked by XP, but Win7 beats them both hands down. Windows Vista wouldn't make such epic wins against Win98. I would also say that WinXP vs Win7 is more equivalent to WinVista vs Win2K, not 98.

I've been running Windows 7 beta on my iMac for a couple weeks now. It is definitely faster that Vista, installs easier and was able to install all my Mac hardware without the Bootcamp drivers, except for audio. It saved me quite a bit of time. It comes across as very similar to what Apple is doing with Snow Leopard, creating a faster and more efficient version of their current OS. I'm quite impressed.

Installing XP takes a good 5 minutes longer than Vista. Take off your Luna colored glasses for once in your life.

FrozenEclipse said,
Installing XP takes a good 5 minutes longer than Vista. Take off your Luna colored glasses for once in your life.

5 minutes? On what planet? Vista install is MUCH faster then XP.

Marshalus said,
5 minutes? On what planet? Vista install is MUCH faster then XP.

Isn't that essentially what I said? Or did you just mean that Vista's installation is even quicker than what I mentioned?

Running Windows 7 Beta 1 right now and it just feels a lot more snappier than vista, incredibly stable for a beta 1 too :)

Just need some decent windows 7 drivers and i would be ready to make it my main OS, and I'm a staunch defender of Windows XP.

Xavien said,
Running Windows 7 Beta 1 right now and it just feels a lot more snappier than vista, incredibly stable for a beta 1 too :)

Just need some decent windows 7 drivers and i would be ready to make it my main OS, and I'm a staunch defender of Windows XP.

There is no beta 1, just beta. Next up is RC.

IIRC, it's against the Win7 TOS to post performance comparisons (until it's in final, I guess) but I doubt Microsoft would want to usher away these results :P

Seems pretty good - good job so far Microsoft Dev Teams

Can't wait to use Windows 7 :D

[off] people flaming about mistakes on news is a REAL SHAME!!! are you guys human?? get a life [/off]

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