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I went from an EVGA X58 FTW3 to an ASUS Rampage III Extreme and my windows perience score went from:

CPU: 7.8
RAM: 7.8
Graphics: 7.9
Gaming graphics: 7.9
HDD: 5.9

to


CPU: 7.7
RAM: 7.7
Graphics: 7.8
Gaming graphics: 7.8
HDD: 5.9


Why?? even tried a higher CPU frequency and still the same results....
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post #2 of 15
WEI means exactly zip..
Try real benchmarks.
post #3 of 15
WEI is about as useless a benchmarking tool as wings are to an ostrich. Don't loose any sleep over it.
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post #4 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
WEI means exactly zip..
Try real benchmarks.
This...

I don't even bother to refresh the WEI on any of my computers anymore. Waste of time IMHO.
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post #5 of 15
uhm. dont worry about wei. it is HOPELESSLY inaccurate. it rates the graphics in the laptop in my sig at 4.5. it also says bfbc2 only requires 4 to run smooth, yet it is unplayable on the lappy. `
post #6 of 15
Haha, shouldn't have gone with ASUS lol. Should have stuck with your EVGA! Upgrade to a Classy and I bet your scores would jump up haha.

JK, JK Everybody!

But yes, WEI is dumb. But It still bothers me that my machine doesn't get a perfect score lol.

*edit*
But to get back to your question, maybe the motherboard has slower transfer speeds? maybe just enough to knock you down a few points? (because WEI does still base its scores off benchmarks)

Maybe it is because EVGA uses more Gold content? (or they do in their classy's. I can't speak for their other series)

*edit*
I mean, that must be it. Because everything dropped by a point. So that must be it. Maybe between those two boards, the EVGA was simply slightly better.

(And before I get flamed, I build with both EVGA and ASUS lol. They are the only two I build with and I respect both companies)
Edited by Rider85 - 1/23/11 at 8:58pm
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post #7 of 15
Just curious, but why did you swap Mobos? Problems with the EVGA board?
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post #8 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rider85 View Post
Just curious, but why did you swap Mobos? Problems with the EVGA board?
EVGA board's NB reaching 85C idle in BIOS (with scythe NB fan) was a problem for me. Also I love the ASUS features a hell of a lot more than my EVGA board

Quote:
Originally Posted by Capwn View Post
WEI means exactly zip..
Try real benchmarks.
Besides the WEI, my CPU and RAM benchmark scores have definitely improved. Its just the decrease in WEI that puzzles me
Edited by Timechange01 - 1/23/11 at 10:10pm
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post #9 of 15
I think it's because your new WEI is more "up to date" than your old WEI so your current hardware has gone down relative to the newer hardware. I remember not changing any hardware and checking my WEI after a reformat and noticed my scores were lower as well.
post #10 of 15
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I think it's because your new WEI is more "up to date" than your old WEI so your current hardware has gone down relative to the newer hardware. I remember not changing any hardware and checking my WEI after a reformat and noticed my scores were lower as well.
I ran WEI on January 20th (which was Wednesday) with my EVGA board. I ran WEI with this board and got lower scores today (January 24th). Anybody else know if they changed the WEI standards in the last 4 days?
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