Windows XP SP3 Shows 10% Speed-Up: Report

Last week testers reported that Windows Vista SP1, at least in Release Candidate (RC) form, is still somewhat of a slowpoke.  Those same testers have run their suite against Windows XP SP3, and the results are quite different.

Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), the update scheduled to release next year, runs Microsoft Corp.'s Office suite 10% faster than XP SP2, a performance testing software developer reported Friday.

Devil Mountain Software, which earlier in the week claimed Windows Vista SP1 was no faster than the original, repeated some of the same tests on the release candidate of Windows XP SP3, the service pack recently issued to about 15,000 testers.

"We were pleasantly surprised to discover that Windows XP SP3 delivers a measurable performance boost to this aging desktop OS," said Craig Barth, Devil Mountain's chief technology officer, in a post to a company blog Friday.

Since Forrester Research has noted that XP remains Vista's biggest rival, what must Microsoft be thinking now?

Via:  ComputerWorld
kid007 7 years ago
They confirmed something that I was 100% right about. Now I can't wait for it!
Der Meister 7 years ago

i only wish they could get some vista performance upgrades.  

kid007 7 years ago

Der i guess they will once they get their act straight, right now like i said before they are forcing a lot people to get vista, and by forcing i mean they are charging about $100 to install it in any system. that is $50 more than getting the Home Premium. I believe that a 3rd party software maker would make some drivers to speed up vista.

Grahf 7 years ago

They said they benched it using Office. Who cares about Office.  How do popular 3D Engines run is what I'd rather know.

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