I should probably just wait but in case my curiosity gets the best of me and I spend the $100 to get Windows 8, do you guys know if it will offer higher performance for SSD's and run better on my high end rig than my current version of Windows 7? I guess what I'm asking is if it's optimized to take better advantage of today's newer hardware like SSD's.
Or should I just wait a while till the operating system has matured.
asked Oct 17 '12 at 10:24
The way this works is that the hardware manufactures optimize the hardware for windows, not the other way around.
The reason why is because windows is sort of the comon factor, it makes more since for each HW manufacture to optimize it to one "standard" then it does for the "standard" to conform to each hardware manufacture.
answered Oct 17 '12 at 10:40
The primary improvement is in USB3 support, since that is native in Windows 8. There are seemingly significant performance increases there.
WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) 1.2 being I think specific to Windows 8, and DirectX 11.1 (not sure if specific) could see improvements on hardware supporting those new features.
answered Oct 22 '12 at 17:12