512 ssd boot
6 wd on areca raid
nvidia gtx 770
mostly use photoshop, pp, ae, cinema 4d
noticing over past few months just a general slugishness developing (got worse when adobe cc 2014 apps came out)
this install of win 7 ult 64 bit is prolly 2 years old, maybe more. pretty much when intel released my chip. so im guessing a good fresh install will help alleviate some issues.
is there any performance diff between 7 and 8.1? dont like 8 but if things will run slightly smoother than on 7 ill switch to it since im re-installing everything anyway. or if they the same thing, ill just stay with 7. TIA
Performance is a little better on Win 8.1 but not significant. The main performance difference is around storage and network latency with what difference there is. In this case having a clean Win 7 image would likely improve what you are seeing now.
roger that. i dont think 8.2 is gonna change up much either from 8.1 for an adobe performance increase then. hopefully 9 will give us something to jump on. just like ME and Vista, 8 was the skip OS