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Windows 10 is a Level Above the Rest

Some marketing of this program insists that Windows 10 works faster than other versions. With speed at the core of its design, the system should beat Win 8.1 in multiple categories. We’re testing Windows 10 against multiple functions of Win 8.1 to find out if it really does surpasses its predecessors.

Testing of the devices with the help of basic data analysis programs:

Premium multimedia laptop has been tested by the ASUS UX-501. Settings: Intel Core i7 (3.6 GHz acceleration), 16 GB RAM, GeForce 960 M GTX and 128 GB SSD cards. This is one of the most fascinating tools of 2015.

First, we set up both Windows software versions (drivers, test programs). The test was carried out at a room temperature of 23 degrees Celsius. These settings were chosen for energy consumption to be “optimal.”

All tasks were performed using “Rundll32.exe,” “avapi32.dll” and “Process Idle Tasks” commands. All Microsoft updates including all Windows optimization features have been installed. All tests have been carried out three times, the arithmetical mean of the runners is recorded in the table.

Test 1: Download Time

Windows Performance Toolkit: One of many Windows software tools, devices and vendors that can test time when testers have brought their products to the average computer. The difference cannot be described as a large margin, but it is clear that Microsoft still has decided to invest time and speed up windows 10, thus, achieving a better than excellent result: Windows 10 is 0.7 seconds faster than Win 8.1. The device owner will not notice the difference to a high-end device such as the UX-501. However, the difference can be even more significant with a normal laptop or PC.

Winner: Windows 10

Test 2: Launching Internet Explorer

Apps are always open and closed when using your computer. The long loading times that are important to minimize for program functionality are not only annoying they also interfere with internet surfing. Windows 10 reduces internet explorer’s launch time from 0.9 seconds to 0.45 seconds. That’s 50 percent faster than Windows 8.1.

Winner: Windows 10

Test 3: Browsing the web, Typing and Video Chat

The PCMark 8 reference tool, which simulates real scenarios, has been used for these tests. We surfed the web and worked with Office 2013, Adobe Creative Suite and other home and office programs. The difference is only 1 percent in milliseconds, which continues to apply to the newer program.

Winner: Windows 10

Test 4: Word, PowerPoint and Excel performance

PCMark measures the speed of work in office applications, such as editing a large spreadsheet in Excel: And here’s the obvious indicator of growth: people who rely on calculation seem to be need of Windows 10.

Winner: Windows 10

The Verdict: Windows 10 is faster than Windows v 8.1

Don’t forget that the tests have been run in a “clean” system. I doubt you’d get the same results from Windows 10 from a PC or laptop with a large number of installed games, as programs and drivers work slower over time. However, from the start, Windows 10 is faster than Windows 8.1. In this scenario, though Windows 10’s speed increase is usually minimal, it still proves that significant progress has been made.