Windows 8 Benchmarks 10% lower scores than Win 7

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by ian82, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    This is strange, the OS itself feels much snappier specially restarting/shut down and startup where in Windows 7 is much slower

    However, my 3DMark score are 10% lower in Win 8 and so is CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD Benchmarks

    what gives
     
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  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Compared how...? Virgin systems with same drivers? Had this issue offen when benching different Forceware version on sema OS base. So i would guess it´s probably a driver and settings issue at not an OS one.
     
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  3. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    more often than not yes, drivers are still new and will take companies a while (unfortunately) to get around to producing well greased drivers. There is a lot to the process for the companies to produce a working driver set, and even with that there are always going to be bugs. Hence the reason we see so many updates
     
  4. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    Worse, some OEMs just tell you to go to hell and don't update the drivers.

    My crappy GPU for my laptop is using old ATI drivers that will never be updated, and it will be a cold day in hell before I get to use the fingerprint scanner on Windows 8/8.1.
     
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  5. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    And to be honest, that's the fault's of the device manufacturers and not Microsoft!
     
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  6. SOCRATE_MMXII

    SOCRATE_MMXII MDL Expert

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    'Cause you're using a crappy OS, perhaps? :D

    Regarding your ATi drivers you can use the one form leshcatlabs.net and install only the ATi drivers part. Maybe it will work for you. :unsure:
     
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  7. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    May look like that, neither smells nor taste like. Have no performance issues here compared to my Win 7 Install. Even after Win 7 RTM it went some water down my home river till optimized drivers arrived, remember some bad fauxpas' here :D.
     
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  8. CODYQX4

    CODYQX4 MDL Developer

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    #8 CODYQX4, Jul 22, 2013
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    More like crappy hardware, got my laptop with windows 7, and HP is s**t at supporting their worthless crap (also, they have become the most unreliable HW the last infographic I saw, with ASUS, Toshiba, being highest).

    I had a HDD die in 3 months on a new HP laptop. They made it a bit of a hassle getting it replaced.

    PS: Still runs the OS stuff fine, but Windows 8.1 makes it overheat like crazy. The HDD has been running hot recently but I've only had it turn off once with Windows 8. 30+ overheats in 2 weeks with Windows 8.1, so I hope they fix that with RTM.

    I thought of getting a cheap SSD just to avoid the heat and make it faster, since everything I do that lags is disk heavy (like all the Windows 8 AIO stuff I did to make it overheat so much).
     
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  9. ian82

    ian82 MDL Expert

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    I remember I owned an HP DV54 years ago and whenever I would burn an Audio CD, it would fail towards the end abruptly. After googling the problem, it turned out to be that HP has used the cheapest and worst kind of CD-RW drive in that laptop. They are cheap because they use cheap a$$ components. That was my last HP laptop. Ever since then I only buy Toshiba and recently switched to ASUS because eveyr Toshiba laptop I bought would overheat like crazy on the high performance plan to a point where you can't put it on your lap anymore. poor cooling

    ASUS rocks in terms of cooling, driver support, and price vs. hardware specs
     
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  10. Michel

    Michel MDL Expert

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    Startup/Shut down faster ? yeah of course it ''looks'' faster if they use hibernate in windows 8 :rolleyes: