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Windows 7: Share Your WinSAT Formal Scores


22 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 
Share Your WinSAT Formal Scores

(Mods, the older thread was over 500 days old, so I decided to make this thread instead of posting my results there. Just let me know if you want me to post this there instead.)

To get the scores, run Command Processor (you may have to run it as an admin), and type "winsat formal" (without quotation marks) at the prompt. Share and compare.



This is my system (as listed in my specs) with the CPU OCed to 4.6GHz, but with XMP and stock settings otherwise:

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23 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

Another option is to type "winsat formal >> winsat.txt" at the prompt to save the readout as a text file in the current folder. You can go to the C drive at the prompt by typing "cd c:\" and then run the WinSAT test from there as an easy way to save the text file just in your C drive instead. You can name the text file something other than "winsat" too, if you want.

Also, if you want some more system specs info listed in addition to the benchmarks, "winsat formal -v >> winsat.txt" is an option.

Here are my stock settings rerun again with the text file output:

winsat.txt


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23 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Here is mine. I probably should do it with nothing running next time.
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 337.31 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 173.81 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 169.42 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 1138.65 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 1860.54 F/s
> Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance 814.87 F/s
> Video Memory Throughput 36811.00 MB/s
> Dshow Video Encode Time 1.37510 s
> Media Foundation Decode Time 0.37369 s
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 258.05 MB/s 7.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 169.93 MB/s 7.6
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.77 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 7.98 units 7.5
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 2.47 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 19.70 units 7.8
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Total Run Time 00:03:51.02

C:\Windows\System32>
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24 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Here's my relatively slow system...

Quote:
> CPU LZW Compression 332.88 MB/s
> CPU AES256 Encryption 195.97 MB/s
> CPU Vista Compression 635.90 MB/s
> CPU SHA1 Hash 1420.81 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU LZW Compression 93.16 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption 55.75 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU Vista Compression 178.28 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash 404.05 MB/s
> Memory Performance 8890.15 MB/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 1653.48 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 1655.19 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 637.33 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 602.53 F/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 1586.23 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 1578.69 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 612.87 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 598.99 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 1268.44 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 2603.08 F/s
> Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance 1021.04 F/s
> Video Memory Throughput 55347.90 MB/s
> Dshow Video Encode Time 1.92765 s
> Media Foundation Decode Time 0.66234 s
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 322.37 MB/s 7.8
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 226.95 MB/s 7.9
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 1.14 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 10.14 units 7.1
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 2.61 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 26.46 units 7.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Total Run Time 00:03:54.63
Despite the rather lousy memory and CPU performance, the winsat completed relatively fast. The SSD drive probably has a lot to do with it...
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24 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

Yeah, you guys scored higher with the SSDs than me with my HDD, of course. One of these days I'll get one. Might be a couple years yet though since I'm holding out for a 1TB one that I can reasonably afford.

I had some of the usual background programs running too, and I could probably clock up the RAM and the video card's GPU and RAM a bit more, but I'm using the benchmark mostly to compare normal usage options, not so much just going for a high score. For example, seeing what kind of improvements there are taking my CPU from a stock max of 3.8GHz to a max of 4.6GHz. I don't intend to leave it running that high, but I would be pretty confident in its prolonged reliability setting its max at 4.2GHz to 4.4GHz, or so.

Unless you built your computer to beat other computers at benchmarking competitions, the main thing really of course is that it performs well enough and reliably enough for your needs.

I think the WinSAT Formal tests seem to work as a great built-in benchmark to let you know how your system is performing overall and to test different settings and hardware options, more so (or at least with more detail) than the WEI numbers alone do.

I'm actually a little surprised that I haven't heard more about it and seen more posts and threads about it in various forums. I'm guessing that maybe it's just that most people haven't heard about it.
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24 Oct 2012   #6

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

Wrend...

When your system's three major components, CPU, memory, video, that are literarly running circles around the same in my system, your machine should have better completion time. I am not sure just how this benchmark is an accurate reflection of the overall system performance?

On the other hand, this benchmark is certainly good for emphasising the importance of IO performance and the need for SSD...
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24 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

I'm not seeing the completion time as a main overall score, but looking more at each individual score.

But yes, the SSDs likely do help out a lot.

I suppose it's a good thing that I can't easily "cheat" and use a RAM drive for the HD tests...
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25 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

Here's mine - not too bad for an old machine:

> CPU LZW Compression 368.79 MB/s
> CPU AES256 Encryption 226.48 MB/s
> CPU Vista Compression 1047.77 MB/s
> CPU SHA1 Hash 1730.66 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU LZW Compression 92.31 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption 57.85 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU Vista Compression 262.55 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash 432.75 MB/s
> Memory Performance 13966.00 MB/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 765.45 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 792.03 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 405.34 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 417.54 F/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 757.67 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 745.42 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 439.07 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 468.93 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 903.57 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 1636.40 F/s
> Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance 572.87 F/s
> Video Memory Throughput 26434.80 MB/s
> Dshow Video Encode Time 1.94913 s
> Media Foundation Decode Time 0.47442 s
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 258.66 MB/s 7.5
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 209.85 MB/s 7.8
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 1.70 ms/IO 7.3
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 9.01 units 7.3
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 2.76 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 24.87 units 7.6
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Total Run Time 00:04:23.83

Wrend - When I grow up I want a machine like yours - with the OS on a SSD, of course! Yours would really smoke with a SSD. I have been researching a new build using an i7 3930K. Thanks for the post - I'm sold on the 3930K for sure. Now all that's lacking for my build is $$$
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25 Oct 2012   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

This is mine, with a SSD, as you can see the test completed very quickly.


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25 Oct 2012   #10

Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, OSX Maverick
 
 

My other machine has SATA III drive:

Quote:
> CPU LZW Compression 423.80 MB/s
> CPU AES256 Encryption 251.39 MB/s
> CPU Vista Compression 1118.33 MB/s
> CPU SHA1 Hash 1426.40 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU LZW Compression 113.04 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU AES256 Encryption 68.38 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU Vista Compression 300.78 MB/s
> Uniproc CPU SHA1 Hash 388.55 MB/s
> Memory Performance 21775.41 MB/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 2015.89 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 1990.02 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 707.38 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 684.30 F/s
> Direct3D Batch Performance 1893.76 F/s
> Direct3D Alpha Blend Performance 1891.18 F/s
> Direct3D ALU Performance 701.08 F/s
> Direct3D Texture Load Performance 673.02 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 1447.98 F/s
> Direct3D Geometry Performance 2837.36 F/s
> Direct3D Constant Buffer Performance 1104.40 F/s
> Video Memory Throughput 58197.00 MB/s
> Dshow Video Encode Time 1.53065 s
> Media Foundation Decode Time 0.54027 s
> Disk Sequential 64.0 Read 529.10 MB/s 7.9
> Disk Random 16.0 Read 273.03 MB/s 7.9
> Responsiveness: Average IO Rate 0.40 ms/IO 7.9
> Responsiveness: Grouped IOs 6.54 units 7.7
> Responsiveness: Long IOs 1.26 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: Overall 8.24 units 7.9
> Responsiveness: PenaltyFactor 0.0
> Total Run Time 00:02:00.28
This is a business machine with an older CPU and fanless video card. The SATA III SSD still makes this machine fast...
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