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Windows 7: Perfect Windows 7 7.9 Experience Index Score with God’s Machine


23 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Perfect Windows 7 7.9 Experience Index Score with God’s Machine

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Do you know that there are extremely few people worldwide having achieved the perfect 7.9 Windows Experience Index score in Windows 7?

Well, Microsoft does. But if fact, it is possible to build a monster machine capable of reaching the top WEI score of 7.9 in Windows 7 RTM.

According to the Redmond company, putting together a hardware combination to hit 7.9 in Windows 7 becomes more and more feasible, especially as computer components evolve and get cheaper.

“As of July 2010, few people own 7.9-ranked computers. There are only a handful listed on WEI Share, awebsite where people compare their index scores,” the Redmond company noted.

“But it’s a goal that will grow more attainable as more advanced computer components become the norm.”

Microsoft Help currently features an article titled: “Earning the top Windows Experience Index score.”

The software giant is essentially lending a helping hand to power PC users that are simply not content with anything inferior to the perfect WEI 7.9 score.

The God Machine

The chase for the Windows 7 7.9 WEI score began in early January 2010, just after Microsoft released the first Beta development milestone of Windows Vista’s successor.

To this date people are finding the “Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score” article I wrote at the start of the year and leaving comments. Some of them have actually even earned bragging rights.

Some might say that you need the perfect machine for the perfect Windows 7 score. Perfect as in God-like.

“Microsoft program manager (and blogger) Scott Hanselman attempted to build a computer that was fast enough to reach the 7.9 limit,” Microsoft revealed.

“For his supercomputer (which he dubbed “GOM,” or God’s Own Machine), he set a $3,000 limit and bought a six-core processor, a GTX 285 graphics card, and a low-voltage desktop memory system with 12 gigabytes (GB) of RAM.”

“Yet he still only reached 7.8. "Getting to 7.9 is possible, but man, it’s not easy," Hanselman said. "For now, until off-the-shelf things get faster, you’ll need some experience in overclocking, possibly a RAID disk array, and a lot of patience. Truly, if you get over 7.7, you’ve got one of the fastest machines out there”.”

The hardware configuration for the Windows 7 7.9 WEI score

Below users will be able to find a list of components that can help them in their quest to achieve the perfect Windows 7 7.9 WEI score.

All I have to say is that you’ll need deep pockets for this endeavor, and be advised that actually buying the components and putting them together might still not get you up to 7.9.

Microsoft noted that “people who have built high-scoring PCs generally have bought the following pieces:

•A quad-core desktop processor with at least 4 gigahertz (GHz) (with a water cooling kit for overclocking) or a six-core processor

•A socket 1366 motherboard

•A low-voltage desktop memory system with 12 GB of RAM

•A GTX 285 graphics card

•A 256 GB internal solid-state drive in a striped RAID 0 configuration

•A 1000-watt power supply.
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23 Aug 2010   #2

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

A fascinating read. Thanks!
One thing caught my eye: "A 1000W Power Supply" ?!?
What part of WEI would be affected by the power supply?

(a good, sufficient PS is important, but just sticking to WEI scores.....)
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23 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
A fascinating read. Thanks!
One thing caught my eye: "A 1000W Power Supply" ?!?
What part of WEI would be affected by the power supply?

(a good, sufficient PS is important, but just sticking to WEI scores.....)
Guess it would be CPU and GPU performance. Quad cores and six-cores cant be expected to be satisfied with the meagre power supplied by standard PSUs. When power supply is inefficient, under intense load the CPU and GPU would throttle.
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23 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
A fascinating read. Thanks!
One thing caught my eye: "A 1000W Power Supply" ?!?
What part of WEI would be affected by the power supply?

(a good, sufficient PS is important, but just sticking to WEI scores.....)
It *may* not affect the WEI directly but that hardware list would need some beefy PSU.
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23 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

For those that say "more is better" for a PSU, consider this..

My Phenom II x4 955BE, 4 GB memory, 2x 1 TB HDD, GTX260 in an Asus Crosshair III Formula board barely draws 260 W when running 3DMark05, as rated by the LCD on my UPS. That INCLUDES the LCD and modem/router. I can't say how accurate that readout is, but I can't believe it's low by 50% (making it a 520W draw for a 700W PSU)...
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23 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I achieved a 7.5 with my overclocked quad core, SSD, GTX480 and only 4GB of fast memory.

Achieving a 7.8 with a GTX280 ?... obviously using a 6 core processor bumps up the GPU score substantially.

I would think that an overclocked 6 core 980X 4.0GHz or higher, plus RAID 0 SSD's with a RAID controller "not sure how many SSD's this would take", plus 8-12 GB of DDR3 2000MHz memory and SLI GTX 480's would get the 7.9 score.
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24 Aug 2010   #7

 
 

the geek in me loves this thread!


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21 Feb 2011   #8

W 7 PRO 64bit
 
 
980 X @4,2 - 24gb dominator 2000 - 580 GTX - 240 IBIS SSD R/W 740mb/s

Well, 7,8 WEI on the above... Memory and CPU keep down the scorr.
Can OC some more probaly make 2100 on the memory an about 4,7ghz on the CPU, havent tried that yet but I have feeling that it wont help :-)
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