By Dervish / Last update December 24, 2021

We tested a Dell PC with Windows 10 and Windows 11 to see the impact of different systems on PC performance.

For eligible PCs, you can still upgrade to Windows 11. Many new computer operating systems have been upgraded to Windows 11, so the upgrade rate will increase steadily in 2022, and then increase some more. If you want to try to use your own PC to run Windows 11, you may want to test the impact of installing Windows 11 on the PC.

Here, we have provided you with help. Regardless of whether Windows 11 provides better or worse performance than Windows 10, we need to provide some experimental information. With this in mind, we conducted a test arrangement with Windows 10 and Windows 11 on a PC to judge the effect of the upgrade.

Obviously, part of the Windows 11 productivity upgrade that Microsoft invested a lot of time and energy did not appear in these pure tests. Microsoft claims to improve web browsing speed, gentler Windows update documentation, and increased security, but these did not directly play a role in productivity.

We use laptop for testing

The PC referred to in these Windows 11 survey is the Dell Inspiron 14 7415 2-in-1. This machine is not a major productivity, but a general-purpose PC, the type that ordinary users log in at home every day. We clearly chose it because it is based on the AMD Ryzen framework, equipped with a Ryzen 7 5700U processor and 16 GB of RAM.

Our standard PC audit test interpreter will tell you from top to bottom which benchmark tests we run and how they put pressure on the PC, but a quick overview should be useful. PCMark 10, Geekbench, Cinebench, and the Photoshop module of workstation manufacturer Puget Systems are tests that recreate real responsibilities (artificially consider the first two, or use actual applications in the next two) and generate exclusive scores. PCMark 10 simulates numerous real office and practical activities and projects (video calls, accounting page work, etc.), while Geekbench and Cinebench are the initial stages of CPU processing. The last option is to remake CPU-based image rendering in Maxon's products. The PugetBench module runs Adobe Photoshop CC through a series of common Photoshop activities (resize images, apply channels, etc.).

Each of these four tests will produce a clear score for that test, the higher the score, the better. These scores may not be important when they are separated, but they can be directly measured against each other in similar experimental results to show comparison.

During this period, our last test of Handbrake 1.4 was a trial of a real device. In it, we encode a specific 4K video document and determine how much time it takes. (Rendering time is a fraction, the shorter the time, the better.)

You can check the method at the interpreter connection above, or skip to the results below.


We ran a sample Inspiron PC through our test routines in Windows 10 using the latest update, and then we accepted Windows’ suggestion to update the device and upgraded the system to Windows 11. After the upgrade is complete, we run the complete benchmark test suite again.

The following results show the results we tested on two different operating systems:

It must be pointed out here that we did not see a big difference between the two operating systems, only some minor differences.

This is the result presented as a percentage:

The contrast between Windows 11 and 10 may be small. But what can be found is that Windows 11 results are usually slightly higher than Windows 10, even if the gap is not large. PCMark 10, Geekbench and Photoshop scores are generally higher on Windows 11, but there are fluctuations. This is regarded as a small success in Windows 11 implementation. The special case is Cinebench, which scored a higher 200 points on Windows 10.

That's it, should you upgrade?

Given these results, there is no good excuse to postpone the upgrade to Windows 11. Unless you have an opinion on the UI design that 11 brings). However, even if you use a Ryzen-based PC, you cannot worry about potential performance degradation based on these results.

For those who are attracted by the new operating system and do not have any special needs for Windows 10, our suggestion is that if you are concerned about performance, please upgrade. If there is not much demand and you are just an ordinary user, then Windows 10 is enough for you.