Microsoft Windows 11 might be more suitable for Hybrid architectures!

Real world testing found that Microsoft’s new Win11 is more suitable for the hybrid architecture CPU used by Intel’s 12th generation, and the performance is greatly improved!

Actual real-world tests found that Microsoft’s new Windows 11 is more suitable for the hybrid architecture CPU used by Intel’s 12th generation, and the performance is greatly improved!

news that Microsoft will release a new generation of Windows 11 operating system on June 24. Judging from the leaked version, the main UI interface has been changed, with few functional changes.

microsoft windows 11 latest screenshot

Earlier this week, few reputed tech publications tested the performance of Windows 11, and the results were somewhat disappointing. Whether it was AMD/Intel, its multi-core performance had dropped by 10%.

At that time, the tech publication Hotardware tested using Intel’s i7-1065G7 processor released last year and AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800U processor from last year.

However, we believe that they have overlooked a very important thing-the Wintel Alliance, they have not considered the upcoming Intel 12th generation Core processor, and the integration of Windows 10X in the new version is also aimed at low-power mobile chips. A certain optimization level is expected now.

The well-known online leaker @MooresLawisDead previously revealed that Intel’s 12th-generation “Alder Lake” chip will arrive in October this year with Microsoft’s next-generation Windows.

In addition, the Tech publication WindowsLatest also found that Microsoft has equipped Windows 11 with a system scheduler, which can better handle multi-threaded tasks and improve the overall performance of the platform. However, the current system scheduler is not optimized for CPUs of mixed architecture.

It is said that the upcoming Windows 11 will have a “massively updated” system scheduler that fully supports Intel’s upcoming CPU chips.

Therefore, testing was done by few people again on the Lakefield Core i5-L16G7 (Samsung Galaxy Book S) CPU series with a mixed architecture of large and small cores. In these tests, Windows 11 was compared to the Windows 10 21H1 version.

Windows benchmark

As shown in the test results below, Windows 11 seems to be slightly faster than Windows 10 21H1.

In the GeekBench 5 test, Windows 11 provided a 5.8% improvement in the multi-threaded test and a 2% improvement in the single-core test. Although performance has improved slightly, it is not worth the excitement. However, considering that this is only a preview version, we might as well look forward to the official version with better optimization at the end of the year.

In terms of web browsing, Windows 11 also seems to be faster than Windows 10 21H1.

In the BrowserBench test, the leaked Win11 runs Chrome v91 about 10% faster than the 21H1 same platform, overruling the previous result that Win10 is 10% faster than Win11.

In addition, they also tested the Cinebench R23 benchmark score. The results showed that in the single-threaded test, the leaked Win11 “real-world” build speed was nearly 8.2% faster than the current version of Win10.

This test is based on three different projects, and in all the experiments tested, the large and small core hybrid CPU Core i5-L16G7 processor has a significant performance improvement in Windows 11.

In the PCMark 10 test, the leaked Windows 11 slightly surpassed Windows 10, but it can be regarded as an error too.

However, the final 3DMark test is different. Considering that 3DMark relies more on driver updates, this should be within a reasonable error range. It is expected that the optimized version of Windows 11 will perform better.

To sum up

Overall, Windows 11 was significantly faster than Windows 10 in the early tests, which is reasonable and unexpected.

Moreover, although AMD’s current performance is not weaker than Intel processors, Intel still has a deep friendship with Microsoft. And Microsoft is obviously working hard to optimize Windows 11 performance for Intel.

According to previous news, Intel has confirmed that its 12th-generation Alder Lake processor will use the 10nm process, replaced by the LGA 1700 interface, which will support DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 channels for the first time, and will also launch a new 600 series chipset.

Judging from the news, Intel’s 12th-generation Alder Lake processor is expected to be officially released during Halloween 2021, which is October/November and Intel definitely has conducted in-depth cooperation with Microsoft’s next-generation Windows system to bring substantial improvements.

In addition, Intel’s 12th-generation processors will adopt a Big.Little core hybrid design, which can increase single-threaded performance by up to 20% and multi-threaded performance by 100%, which is more advanced than the existing Tiger Lake processors.

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