Windows 11’s Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid CPU Architectures

Windows 11's Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid Architecture CPUs

Windows 11’s Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid CPU Architectures

Microsoft’s Windows 11 OS is due to be revealed on June 24th and leaked builds of the OS are already circulating online. Rumour has it that, amongst other things, Windows 11 will feature scheduler changes that will make the OS more suitable for next-generation hybrid CPU architecture, which should come as good news to Intel. 

Hot Hardware have decided to put this claim to the test, trying out Windows 11’s leaked build with Samsung’s Galaxy Book S notebook, which uses an Intel Lakefield i7-L16G7 processor. Intel’s Lakefield CPUs are 5-core designs that feature a single high-performance Sunny Cove CPU core and four high-efficiency Tremont CPU cores. Lakefield is Intel’s first hybrid CPU architecture. 

With Intel’s planned Alder Lake processors featuring a similar hybrid CPU architecture, Windows 11’s rumoured scheduler changes have an opportunity to deliver significant performance gains for Intel’s hybrid processors. This is great news for the industry as a whole, as AMD’s reportedly working on their own hybrid CPU architecture. 

Windows 11's Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid Architecture CPUs  
Is Windows 11 a win for Lakefield/Alderlake? 

According to Hot Hardware’s testing, Windows 11 can deliver significant performance benefits to Intel’s hybrid Lakefield series processors, delivering notable performance gains in BrowserBench, Cinebench R23 and Geekbench 5. This is a clear sign that Windows 11 isn’t a simple reskin of Windows 10. 

Windows 11’s leaked builds highlight some clear performance optimisations for hybrid CPU architecture, and these optimisations are making Intel’s Lakefield-based systems more performant. This is great news for Intel and their future hybrid CPU architectures. 

While it is worth noting that Windows 11’s leaked build is not Microsoft’s final build for the OS, these results highlight that Microsoft is focusing on performance with Windows 11. Let’s hope that Windows 11’s final builds will feature more optimisations that will benefit PC users. 

Windows 11's Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid CPU Architectures  
Windows 11's Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid CPU Architectures  
Windows 11's Leaked Build Highlights Scheduler Changes for Hybrid CPU Architectures  

More Windows 11 Lakefield benchmarks are available at Hot Hardware. 

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