Snow Leopard Beats Windows 7 In Almost Every Count on Mac Hardware

CNET has spent some time testing 64-bit Windows 7 and Snow Leopard on a MacBook Pro, currently the only machine that officially supports both of them natively. Snow Leopard wins in all accounts except one: Gaming.

Of course, you can argue that Windows is not as optimized as Mac OS X in that machine. On the other side, Apple's Intel-based hardware is really not that special. This shows in the gaming test, where Call of Duty 4 squeezes 5 more frames per second in Windows 7:

Snow Leopard Beats Windows 7 In Almost Every Count on Mac Hardware

In other tests, however, Snow Leopard consistently beats Windows 7 running on this machine. Especially painful is the battery life test:

Snow Leopard Beats Windows 7 In Almost Every Count on Mac Hardware

This one, however, can really be attributed to bad drivers, since the author of the tests says that he "was able to get just around an hour and a half with Windows 7 with general usage on the same machine" running Boot Camp 2.1 instead of the 3.0 version he used for the test. [CNET]