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Windows 7: W7 WEI explained......

29 Jan 2009   #1
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 
W7 WEI explained......

Quote:
Michael Fortin from the Windows 7 team discusses the operating system's new Windows Experience Index at the Engineering Windows 7 blog. Below is a small snip, you can read the post over here.
We’re busy going through tons of telemetry from the many people that have downloaded and installed the Windows 7 beta around the world. We’re super excited to see the excitement around kicking the tires. Since most folks on the beta are well-versed in the hardware they use and very tuned into the choices they make, we’ve received a few questions about the Windows Experience Index (WEI) in Windows 7 and how that has been changed and improved in Windows 7 to take into account new hardware available for each of the major classes in the metric. In this post Michael Fortin returns to dive into the engineering details of the WEI.

The WEI was introduced in Windows Vista to provide one means across PCs to measure the relative performance of key hardware components. Like any index or benchmark, it is best used as a relative measure and should not be used to compare one measure to another. Unlike many other measures, the WEI merely measures the relative capability of components. The WEI only runs for a short time and does not measure the interactions of components under a software load, but rather characteristics or your hardware. As such it does not (nor cannot) measure how a system will perform under the your own usage scenarios. Thus the WEI does not measure performance of a system, but merely the relative hardware capabilities when running Windows 7.
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maybe this will clear up everyone's worry of a low WEI...




SK


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29 Jan 2009   #2
smarteyeball

 
 

At least it will measure the measures by measuring measures

(I think he was paid a $1 for every time he said the word measure)
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29 Jan 2009   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

lol....it certainly pops up a few times


im sure we always knew the WEI was not a benchmark, it just tests the components individual capability.... so if anyone's getting a low score it don't mean your system is crap, it just means there is better H/W out there.




SK
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29 Jan 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
so if anyone's getting a low score it don't mean your system is crap, it just means there is better H/W out there.

SK
It could be argued it amounts to the same thing
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29 Jan 2009   #5
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I got the same score as Vista, the graphics score was the cause everything else was good.
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29 Jan 2009   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

I'm still dirty I got kicked out of the 6.0 club.....
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29 Jan 2009   #7
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I'm in the 3.6 club.
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