Want to save power? Upgrade to Windows 7!

By on August 1, 2010
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A recent study shows that Win 7 is upto 25% more power efficient than Win XP.

Early last month, Tammi Reller, VP of Microsoft Windows, said that nearly 74% of businesses in the world still use Windows XP on a PC that is 4.4 years old. Neglecting to upgrade to the latest tech can not only cause to loose compatibility in the future, corporations and enterprises are also missing out on massive amounts of money in power saving. According to a recent research, an “out-of-the-box” Pentium 4 machine running Windows 7 saves upto 25% on power compared Windows XP.

The study conducted by Mindteck, titled “Enabling Green Computing in the Enterprise”, showed that Windows 7 can save a company a lot of money due to its superior power management features. The study was conducted on a Pentium 4 machine running Windows 7. At “out-of-the-box” configuration, Windows 7 was 25% more efficient than Windows XP. Further on, the study showed that even after all the drivers and annoying reboots later, Windows 7 was still 10% more efficient than Windows XP.

Of course, as shown on the above chart, the saving percentage dropped on more modern configurations. A ‘high-end’ computer with updated drivers on Windows 7 was only 3% more efficient than Windows XP. But since when did employees have the good fortune of receiving decked out PCs anyway?

Source: Mindteck (via Neowin).


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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