Windows 10 is installed on the hard drives of the vast majority of Steam users. The announcement of a new version of the OS from Microsoft may change this state of affairs, especially since W11 will be available as a free update. The question is, whether it will be worth it? Hardware requirements of the new system are quite high, and moreover, it will not get official support for older processors. Will games run better on Windows 11 than on Windows 10?
This question was asked by the people who run the Testing Games channel on YouTube, and using an early version of the new system, they conducted a benchmark, the result of which you can see above. The comparison included 11 titles: Forza Horizon 4, Battlefield V, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, Hitman 3, Red Dead Redemption 2, Death Stranding, Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Horizon Zero Dawn and The Witcher 3.
The first thing that strikes the eye is... lack of major differences. All the aforementioned games run very similarly regardless of whether they run on Windows 10 or 11. It is worth noting, however, that the tests used a fairly powerful computer, equipped with an Intel i9 10900K processor at 3.7 GHz, a GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card with 8 GB of VRAM, 32 GB of RAM and two 1 TB Ssmsung 970 EVO M.2 2280 SSDs. On weaker hardware configurations the differences would probably be greater but we still have to wait for a test confirming this.
We remind you that is you're feeling brave you can try out Microsoft's new system without having to wait for its official release in the fall. Guides on how to download Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22000.51 are available on the web.