Windows XP vs Windows Vista Beta 2 performance

Posted on Wednesday, Jun 21 2006 @ 00:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
CNET compared the performance of Windows Vista Beta 2 and Windows XP Professional SP2 on a Pentium 4 3.2GHz with 1GB DDR2 memory clocked at 664MHz and an ATI Radeon X850XT.
There's been plenty of lively chatter lately about Microsoft Vista's hardware requirements, software compatibility issues, bugs, and more. Hey, it's a Microsoft operating system. And it's in beta--an easy target! (But try publicly poking holes in the Mac OS, and the hordes will come after you with torches and pitchforks.)

We've already seen that the current Vista beta is not very battery-friendly for laptops. Hopefully, the final version will have more robust power-management features. Otherwise, future Vista users are in for some boring cross-country flights. But this begs the question, how does Vista's performance hold up with regular applications? We're glad you asked!
Check it out over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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