I am going to use Unigine Benchmarks on Winodws 7 Ultimate 64bit. This was a fresh install of Windows that had only the security updates applied to it. No anti-virus was running (or even installed on) the system. I used the latest nVidia driver for Windows (260.xx). The tests where all performed using the OpenGL rendering of the benchmarks.
I'm using my same gaming rig that I've used for all my other benchmarks: Processor - Intel p9700 2.8ghz Dual Core, RAM - 4gigs of DDR3 1066, Video Card: nVidia 260m with 1gig DDR3 dedicated memory.
I was decently surprised at the results, in fact I ran each test several times to ensure their consistency.
Heaven Benchmark -
- Aero Off - 23.7fps, 598 Score
- Aerp On - 23.7fps, 598 Score
- Aero Off - 31fps, 782 Score
- Aero On - 31.1fps, 782 Score
- Aero Off - 36.8fps, 1562 Score
- Aero On - 36.7fps, 1558 Score
Oh and one other note, it appears Windows still benchmarks slower than almost every Linux distro I've tried.