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    Default What is a good windows experience index score?

    I have 4.7, lowest being graphics card. Is this good enough? Whats the highest so far? (not only on lowest one but any one?)

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    That's very good.

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    Maximum WEI score in Vista = 5.9
    Maximum WEI score in Win 7 = 7.9

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    I have a 5.5 in Win7. I think yours is good.
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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    I have a machine that successfully runs Aero with a graphics card score of 1.0.

    The 'experience score' is way overrated. No one really knows what is measured and how, PC makers don't even use the numbers in marketing.

    If anyone could figure out how to completely remove the experience score software from a machine I'd be grateful.
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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    The only good WEI is a completely ignored WEI.

    More seriously, it is not clear what exactly it is measuring and the overall number is almost completely useless at determining performance in applications people actually care about. For example, last time we were comparing these things, we noticed that some laptops with an 8600M GT were getting much lower scores than others with an 8400M GS. There is no application I'm aware of wherein the latter beats the former, so this is rather misleading.

    It also has the issue of having a maximum score -- if you want to do video editing, it is not helpful if a bunch of quad cores all give you 5.9, but the performance between them can vary by up to a factor of 2. They increased the score in Windows 7, but there is no way it will keep up with 2010 hardware.

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    all bla bla, it's quite obvious what it measures. and it's not useless or anything.

    and newsposter, removing it? it's not like it hurts you, does it?

    your machine with the aero on 1.0 sure does have some buggy driver, or you haven't updated the WEI at all.

    the only annoying part of WEI is during setup. this can be fixed by installing on battery
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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    Good enough for what? It's plenty good enough for light websurfing and document typing, it's not good enough for serious high-res gaming.

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    If you get a 46000, that's pretty good on a scale of 1 to 5.9.

    Sarcasm aside, the WEI is kind of primitive. It also has questionable weighting. It considers a Q6600 (quad 2.4ghz) to be a 5.9, but a E8400 (dual 3Ghz) to be a 5.7.

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    Default Re: What is a good windows experience index score?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shyster1 View Post
    Good enough for what? It's plenty good enough for light websurfing and document typing, it's not good enough for serious high-res gaming.
    It's good enough for what it is supposed to do.

 

 
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