Windows 11, which was released in October 2021, is the latest major release of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.
The biggest advantages that Microsoft claimed that Windows 11 brought over its predecessor, Windows 10 include a new design with a centered Start menu and Taskbar, widgets, Snap Layouts and multitasking, strong video gaming features, Android apps integration, performance-improving features, and much more.
Not just this, at its Architecture Day 2021 event last year, Microsoft even claimed that Windows 11 would take optimum advantage of Intel’s Alder Lake Performance Hybrid architecture and Thread Director technology in particular.
Back then, Mehmet Iyigun, Partner Development Manager at Microsoft said, “With Thread Director feedback, the Windows 11 thread scheduler is much smarter about dynamically picking the most appropriate core based on the workload to achieve the best power and performance.”
It’s been more than a year since the release of Windows 11, and Microsoft has been able to prove some of its claims about it being better than Windows 10 although not all of them.
In order to check how well was Windows 11 22H2 performing compared to Windows 10 22H2, PCWorld recently tested a Raptor Lake-S Core i9-13900K on Windows 11 22H2. Although both are built on the same Performance Hybrid architecture, they found that Raptor Lake performed better than Alder Lake.
Besides the above, there were also some scenarios where Windows 10 came out as a winner while in certain instances Windows 11 won. However, there were also many occasions when Windows 11 did not perform well.
For example, check out the benchmark figures for photo and video editing on Windows 11 22H2 and Windows 10 22H2, according to PugetBench and UL’s Procyon:
Moving further, check out the scores below in Cinebench (measures CPU’s rendering performance), Nero Score, which examines the CPU’s performance, AI photo tagging, and AVC (H.264) codec performance. Additionally, there is also Handbrake that analyses video codec conversion or transcoding:
In addition, you can also find below the test results of Chrome 107, UL Procyon’s Office benchmark, and Bapco’s Crossmark Enterprise.
Lastly, the Windows 10 22H2 vs Windows 22H2 gaming performance (GeForce RTX 3090 / Core i9-13900K 253 PL1/2) analysis shows more or less the same results across both operating systems except in the case of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), a multiplayer tactical first-person shooter game.
To conclude, the latest versions of Windows 11 and Windows 10 are running neck to neck with each other in most of the departments with only single-digit performance disparities that are small in real-world use.