Windows 7 & 8.1 & 10 – Gaming Performance

Today we’re having a look at the three latest Windows versions and we’re doing so with our gaming goggles on. We will basically be showing you which operating system is giving you the highest frame rates when playing recent games. To do so we’ve used the same set of benchmarks we’re testing graphics cards with. What you should be aware of is that the version of Windows 10 we’ve been testing is a technical preview. As soon as the final version is available we will write up another article like this and walk you through possible improvements



Test Setup

  • ASUS Maximus VII Hero (BIOS 0224)
  • Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.0 GHz (Turbo On / HT On)
  • G.Skill Ares Dual Channel 2x8GB @ CL11-12-11-28-1T-Auto DDR3-1600 MHz
Graphics Cards
  • ASUS Strix OC Edition GeForce GTX 980
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 344.11
Games and OS
  • Windows 10 Tecnical Preview x64 Buil: 9841
  • Windows 8.1 Pro x64
  • Windows 7 x64
  • All games were up to date on the
System Drive
  • OCZ Storage Solutions Arc 100 240GB
  • Seasonic Platinum SS-1000XP / 1000 Watts