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Michael Fortin from the Windows 7 team discusses the operating system's new Windows Experience Index at the Engineering Windows 7 blog. Below is a small snip, you can read the post over here.
We’re busy going through tons of telemetry from the many people that have downloaded and installed the Windows 7 beta around the world. We’re super excited to see the excitement around kicking the tires. Since most folks on the beta are well-versed in the hardware they use and very tuned into the choices they make, we’ve received a few questions about the Windows Experience Index (WEI) in Windows 7 and how that has been changed and improved in Windows 7 to take into account new hardware available for each of the major classes in the metric. In this post Michael Fortin returns to dive into the engineering details of the WEI.

The WEI was introduced in Windows Vista to provide one means across PCs to measure the relative performance of key hardware components. Like any index or benchmark, it is best used as a relative measure and should not be used to compare one measure to another. Unlike many other measures, the WEI merely measures the relative capability of components. The WEI only runs for a short time and does not measure the interactions of components under a software load, but rather characteristics or your hardware. As such it does not (nor cannot) measure how a system will perform under the your own usage scenarios. Thus the WEI does not measure performance of a system, but merely the relative hardware capabilities when running Windows 7.
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Too bad the max got raised to 7.9...

I got straight 5.9s in Vista, but no straight 7.9s for me now.
    
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I get 5.5 in Vista and 5.9 all elsewhere
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I get 5.9's across the board. Wonder what I'll get in W7?
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CPU - 5.7
RAM - 5.5
Graphics 5.9
HDD 5.9

need proper duel channel ram to go up to 5,9 for ram - ill am getting another 2GB soon so i can have 4GB duel channel 800mhz ram, score should be 5.9 then for ram
and ill have 5.7 in Vista

i want 4GB of ram now that i have 64bit vista
(ill probably put in the 1GB to for a total of 5GB)
post #6 of 57
Just ran it in Windows 7

CPU 7.3
RAM 7.3
Graphics Desktop 7.9
Gaming Graphics 6.0
Primary Hard Disk 6.0

Oh well.

BTW running a 150GB Raptor, just as an FYI.

Wonder if monitor resolution has anything to do with the scores, ie. smaller monitor would give a higher score. hmmm
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In Windows 7 I get a 6.0 with my Hard Drives being the lowest.
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almost sounds like these mmo games, where each upgrade(expansion) only allow u up to certain level
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Originally Posted by William151515 View Post
i want 4GB of ram now that i have 64bit vista
(ill probably put in the 1GB to for a total of 5GB)


If you put in that extra 1 Gig stick your computer wont do dual channel sadly. You'd probably get a higher rating if you stuck with the 4 gigs
    
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Originally Posted by William151515 View Post
CPU - 5.7
RAM - 5.5
Graphics 5.9
HDD 5.9

need proper duel channel ram to go up to 5,9 for ram - ill am getting another 2GB soon so i can have 4GB duel channel 800mhz ram, score should be 5.9 then for ram
and ill have 5.7 in Vista

i want 4GB of ram now that i have 64bit vista
(ill probably put in the 1GB to for a total of 5GB)
I got 5.5 for RAM also and I am running in dual channel. I am thinking you may need higher than 800mhz RAM to get over the 5.5....maybe not?

I also got 6.8 for my CPU with my e8400@3.6. If you have not OC'd your e8500 yet, do so and your score there should go up. Not that it matters much though.
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