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Windows 7: Windows areo?

30 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7
Windows areo?

When I do the system rating on my PC I get a 5.9 on the gaming graphics but for the areo graphics I only get a 4.1 and I want to know why this is, and what areo is as well?

Can someone please explain to me what this windows areo is, and why would it require a more demanding GPU than gaming would.

If you can enlighten me on this topic and issue I would be gratefull.

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30 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


Aero is a feature in Vista and 7 that enhances the appearance.

Explore the features: Windows Aero
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30 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi BomberAF

From Microsoft (generic description)

And - Wiki

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30 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7

Hi and thanks.

But why does it require a more powerfull GPU than a game would?
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30 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Not necessarily more powerful GPU, but different.

I do not know why, to be honest. WEI looks at them separately for some reason.
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30 Mar 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Totally subjective, but I think that Aero, uses a lot of valuable resources with very little in return. You may want to shut it off.
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30 Mar 2010   #7

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Hi BomberAF

This link provides an overview of Windows Experience Index (WEI). While it mentions Vista, the same applies for Windows 7 however the overall maximum WEI rating has moved to a total of 7 for Windows 7 as opposed to a max of 6 in Vista.
As for game play, some users in this forum have mentioned that we should not read too much by way of WEI ratings.
Are you having graphical problems playing games with your box?
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