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Is Windows 7 better at utilizing multi-core processors than Windows xp? Better to have some explanation and proofs with the answer(yes or no).

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Accept if you like the answer! Thanks –  aibk01 Sep 28 '11 at 5:55

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Well yes I would say it is true Windows 7 out performs Windows XP. The proof and explanation all you need is here:

Windows 7 Multicore Benchmarking

However there is one important factor that other than OS are the software applications designed such and ready to utilise the multi cores which is another limiting factor.

This has been made clear here: Multi Core in Windows 7 Info

So Intel has stressed the Software developers to develop such applications. Development for Multicores

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