Is Windows 11 better than Windows 10? The question is interesting because it alone can justify the need to upgrade your PC to gain in efficiency and comfort.
For several years Microsoft has been rapidly evolving its Windows operating system. Every year a new version comes out. The most important advance was the launch of the Windows 11 update. Offered free of charge to eligible Windows 10 PCs, it offers changes, developments and new features, but what about performance? Does a relatively modern PC setup perform better on Windows 11 than on Windows 10? The question deserves an answer because a change of operating system is not a trivial operation.
Performance, Windows 11 Vs Windows 10
According to tests carried out by our colleagues from PC World, there is no significant difference between the two operating systems. The “performance” criterion cannot be a strong argument to justify upgrading your Windows 10 PC to Windows 11. Please note that this does not mean that the performance is exactly identical but simply that the differences are not significant enough to become an argument.
The tests were run on Intel configurations based on Core i9 accompanied by 32 GB of RAM and a 2 TB storage unit running the latest versions of Windows 11 and Windows 10. Performance was evaluated through a variety of tasks such as video editing, photo editing or classic office automation, web browsing in Chrome and gaming.
According to the results in some cases Windows 11 is better while in others it is the opposite. Windows 10 is ahead of Windows 11. For example Windows 10 is in the lead under all Microsoft 365 apps and programs except Powerpoint.
Overall there is no obvious difference to highlight an OS. The switch to Windows 11 cannot therefore be justified on the promise of a performance gain. We must turn to other reasons such as the desire to take advantage of new features and a more modern design.