Home Operating System Windows 10 Vs.Windows 8.1 Vs.Windows 7 Performance

Application Performance


Windows 10 delivered similar performance to Win 7 in Excel 2013, while 8.1 was slower.


Firefox is slower in Windows 10 when compared to 8.1 and 7, based on an average of 7 runs it was 7% slower.

Both Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 were slower than Windows 7 when measuring Chrome performance in the Mozilla  browser quite a bit slower in fact.


Internet Explorer 11 is very slow on all three operating systems compared to Firefox and Chrome. However, Microsoft’s new Edge browser, which is exclusive to Windows 10, performs much better with comparable results to Firefox and Chrome.


Storage Performance


CrystalDiskMark sequential 32 queues and 1 thread test provided similar results across all three operating systems using the Samsung SSD 850 Pro 512GB.


The 4K 32 queues and 1 thread test showed Windows 10 and 8.1 delivering similar read performance while Windows 7 was a fraction slower. There Windows 7 was noticeably slower.


The sequential performance was  very similar as Windows 10 and 8.1 provided almost identical performance, Windows 7 was  slower.


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