"It's not that Windows 10 is so great, by the way, but that Windows 8 and below were nerfed.
When the benchmarks start showing up in a week or so, it's going to be so extreme, I think a lot of people are going to think they're fake."Windows 8 gamers—the small percentage who made leap, anyway (Wardell says it's around 23%)—you can just skip this one, because you're already enjoying lightning-fast Windows boot times.
Think carefully (I didn't, and told Wardell, who asked me the same question, just one).
Wardell reminded me most modern PCs have at least two (not counting extremely high-end systems with cards run in tandem, in which case the number would be three or more)."Everyone forgets about the integrated graphics card on the motherboard that you'd never use for gaming if you have a dedicated video card," says Wardell.
That, to put it simply, is just a reflection of how big a deal activating all those idle cores turns out to be."The older your box, the better Windows 10 is," says Wardell.