According to the tests, the Intel Lakefield Core i7-L16G7 seems to have a higher performance in the first version of Windows 11. Following the Windows 11 ISO leak, some details are now emerging from the inner workings of Microsoft’s operating system, which is in a somewhat early build.
Windows 11 boosts the performance of the Intel Lakefield Hybrid CPU
Microsoft’s new operating system could be unveiled on June 24, where the Redmond-based company should offer us many more details about the new features beyond those we’ve already tested with the circulating ISO.
One of the new features in Windows 11 is support for WDDM 3.0, which was first introduced in the Windows 10 Insider Preview “Cobalt”. In addition, updates have also been spotted in the Microsoft Store. However, the operating system seems to have a number of optimizations that are not visible to the naked eye and are related to performance on certain processors that use a non-traditional design or better known as heterogeneous CPUs.
We’re talking about optimizations for processors like the upcoming 12th generation Intel Core Alder Lake and Lakefield chips, which use a hybrid design that combines high-performance and high-efficiency cores.
As performance tests show, Windows 11 offers performance optimization for Intel Lakefield processors. These are low-power CPU series with one large core and 4 “small” cores. Intel Core Alder Lake processors will improve on this type of design by offering more cores.
We are talking about an increase of 5.8% in Geekbench 5 in multithreading and 2% in single-threading. In Cinebench R23, the increase in single-thread performance reaches 8.2%. We also see a performance increase in PC Mark 10.
Overall, Microsoft seems to be tightening the screws to make Windows 11 take better advantage of heterogeneous CPUs. We’ll have to wait until June 24 to see if we get more details on these improvements.