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Windows 7: Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

19 Jan 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score

Say goodbye to those times when the maximum score that a Windows Vista PC could return was 5.9. With the introduction of Windows 7, the Windows Experience Index has evolved from 5.9 up to no less than 7.9. However, at the same time, other aspects of the WEI have not changed in the least...

Hardware Configuration for the Perfect 7.9 Windows 7 Score - The Windows Experience Index grows up - Softpedia

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19 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM x64

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19 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7

I have quad core at 3.0 ghz and my processor only scores 7.2 My velociraptor only scores 6.0 and is my lowest rating. I'll be getting another for raid 0 when I feel like blowing a couple hundred
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20 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

The bottom line is that, in order to achieve a perfect 7.9 Windows 7 score, users will have to buy a computer powered by at least an 8 core processor. However, the processor is simply not enough. Customers will also have to feed their machine with RAM, somewhere in the vicinity of 8 GB. At the same time, Solid State Drives (SSDs) with very high random I/O rates and as low as possible latency issues will also contribute to getting close to 7.9. When it comes to graphics, users will need a card with at least DirectX 10 support and a WDDM 1.1 driver.
wow 8 core??
i wonder if the i7 counts....
ssd (have to specify either SLC or either one of intels or OCZ's top of the line MLC...)
as for the gaming i cant see a card that can reach 7.9 without being at least DX 11 and WDDM 1.1
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20 Jan 2009   #5


See, except for the SSD (and that is not entirely ruled out yet) I will have a Core i7 machine with 8 (more than likely 12) GB onboard and already have dual GTX 260s - but the 260s show a very very low score for desktop applications. They are definitely Dx 10 cards and WDDM 1.1 compatible - but even with the WDDM 1.1 drivers I still only got a 6.4.

Ridiculous it seems.
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22 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7

Hmmm, I get 6.5 for gaming, and 7.9 for desktop graphics with a radeon hd 4850.

This was taken before switching from dual 320g in raid 0 to 1 velociraptor (300g), but the rating stayed the same (6.0).
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22 Jan 2009   #7

XP/Vista/Windows 7 builld 7000

a nice read, but I am going to be able to push exactly none of that type of machine out my door to client. solid state drive? given the failure rates, just about my quickest way to unemployment.
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22 Jan 2009   #8

Only gamers rigs will get a high score....

my i7 only got 7.4!
6gb memory got 7.5

graphics for windows aero got 4.9 but my card is just fine for what I do

gaming graphics for 3d (never gonna use that one) got 4.7 so if you don't have a megawad gamers vid card forget getting a high score overall

my HD got an anemic 5.9 in win7 yet nearly a highest score in vista. doh!

don't think I will spend a wad for a higher score tho.

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22 Jan 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

i am guessin they are preparing for the future
and it around the ballpark to get lower than a 7.5 Since Windows 7 lists physical cores (you have 4 since hyperthreaing makes it look like 8 cores)
the only motherboard that Can Stand a chance to get that score (consumer-wise) would be a i7 skulltrail
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03 Feb 2009   #10

Windows 7 Beta

I have Sapphire HD4850 512MB
Something isn't right.

It's getting 6.0 for gaming score on Windows 7
The reason something isn't right is because my 4670, which is much more pirmitive scores also 6.0 on Windows 7.

I don't understand, I got the latest drivers from ATI...

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