Windows XP users are in for a treat as SP3 testers confirmed that the latest Windows XP update has proven to give a significant boost in terms of performance. Released last week, the updated version of Windows XP Service Pack 3 is expected to be a bug-fix/patch consolidation release. Most thought that the latest service pack would only strengthen the OS from its previous flaws. But after testing with OfficeBench showed about a 10% performance boost versus the same configuration running under Windows XP SP2. According to Devil Mountain Software’s chief technology officer Craig Barth Windows Vista is now more than two times slower than the most current builds of XP after the same tests were made.
According to Tech Spot the machine used to test Win XP SP3 was a Dell XPS M1710 with 2GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 1GB of RAM and nVidia GeForce Go 7900GS video.
This new update will give the XP users some time to think about before migrating to Vista . Good for consumers and maybe bad for Microsoft.