Windows 11 has been a contentious launch for Microsoft. Historically talking, when customers are dissatisfied with the most recent Windows launch (Windows 95, Windows ME, Windows Vista), the following launch is normally met with relative enthusiasm. Yet, whereas Windows 10 is not precisely beloved by most customers, Windows 11 is not both.

We may write chapters and verses about why that is the case, however that is neither right here nor there. The level is, lots of people are selecting to stay to Windows 10, even when they are not significantly keen on it. Better the satan you understand, we suppose. However, Intel and AMD each suggest Windows 11 for his or her newest {hardware}, with Intel explaining that solely Windows 11 understands the hybrid nature of its present CPUs and is thus capable of accurately schedule duties to the massive and little cores of Alder Lake.

Does it actually matter? Well, not for gaming. In our casual testing, the efficiency distinction is principally negligible so long as you disable performance-sapping options like Virtualization-Based Security. We have not examined productiveness, however fortuitously, professional system vendor Puget Systems simply determined to re-test Windows 11 after the primary 9 months of updates. Puget’s testing facilities on content material creation duties in purposes just like the Adobe suite, Blender, and Unreal Engine.
Not dangerous in any respect, nevertheless it’s no 100K.

The firm examined each AMD and Intel machines, together with a Ryzen 9 5950X, a Core i9-12900K, and two huge Threadripper Pro chips. All of the machines had been geared up with a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU to stage the enjoying area, in addition to gobs of quick DDR4 or DDR5 reminiscence. Notably, Puget disabled each Virtualization-Based Security and Windows’ Game Mode for its testing.

Unreal Engine performs horribly on the 12900K in Windows 10.

So what is the backside line?  Well, except for a few edge circumstances which are clearly scheduling bugs on the Intel system (most notably in Unreal Engine), the distinction is principally all the way down to margin-of-error.

Overall, Puget discovered a 1% benefit for Windows 11. That’s not a lot distinction, particularly contemplating the frustrations of utilizing the brand new OS. Sadly, Puget did not evaluate the Windows rigs to Linux, however a lot of the productiveness software program in query will not run on Linux anyway.