Windows 7 bumps up Experience Index

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    Windows 7 bumps up Experience Index


    Posted: 05 Nov 2008
    "Windows 7 bumps up the Experience Index

    After nearly a week of using the pre-beta PDC release of Windows 7, Iím starting to notice the little things. Like this:

    Windows 7 Experience Index

    Windows 7 bumps up Experience Index-image59.png

    See that number in the lower right corner? In Windows Vista, the maximum value for any subscore is 5.9. Clearly the scale is now higher, as that 6.3 (solid-state drives are fast) indicates."

    Ed Bott’s Windows Expertise | News and advice for a Windows-centric world

    If youíre running the pre-beta Windows 7 build, share your Windows Experience Index scores.
    NormCameron's Avatar Posted By: NormCameron
    05 Nov 2008



  1. Posts : 1,027
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    I notice that my both my graphics score is a 4.0 instead of 3.6 cause vista basic doesn't have aero.
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  2. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #2

    When I installed the beta yesterday, it went up from 4.3 to a whopping 4.4

    now that I've re-installed the beta again it's gone back to 4.3 :)
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  3. Posts : 3
    Triple-boot: Windows 7 X64 / Vista Ulltimate X64 / XP Pro X86
       #3

    My Vista/Win7 Experience Comparison


    My results for my dual-boot. Both Vista Ultimate and Win 7 are 64-bit:

    Hardware

    MB: Asus Maximus Formula
    Processor: Intel Core2Duo 6600 (2.4GHz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator TWIN2X8500C5DF 4096MB, DDR2, 2x2GB(KIT), DHX, E.P.P, with FAN
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 768MB
    HD Vista Boot: WDC WD3200 SATA = 320 GB. Boot partition 1, 100 GB
    HD Win7 Boot: SAMSUNG HD103UJ SATA = 1 TB. Boot partition 1, 130 GB

    Vista Ultimate Experience



    Windows 7 Experience



    Note: I have a Dutch Vista Ultimate installation.

    Greetings from Amsterdam,
    Roderick
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  4. Posts : 114
    Windows 7 RC1
       #4

    The Maximum is 7.9

    :)
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  5. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
       #5

    Odd thing is in Vista my RAM was holding me back with a 5.4.

    Windows 7 bumps up Experience Index-wei2.png

    A shocking difference.

    Gary
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    Windows 7
       #6

    Confused... My graphics index rating in Vista (Home Premium) was at least a 3.5... I installed Win7 tonight and it's dropped to a 2.7, yet gaming graphics is still way up at 5.3...
    Huh?
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  7. Posts : 3,639
    Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
       #7

    StellaStar said:
    Confused... My graphics index rating in Vista (Home Premium) was at least a 3.5... I installed Win7 tonight and it's dropped to a 2.7, yet gaming graphics is still way up at 5.3...
    Huh?
    Your lowest sub-score determines what your overall is. To me the scores mean very little as its more a 'show-off-too-your-computer-friends' feature.
    Last edited by Dark Nova Gamer; 30 Aug 2009 at 07:12. Reason: Typo :O
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
       #8

    WEI is nothing more than a way to impress your l337 friends..
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  9. Posts : 108
    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
       #9

    Tews said:
    WEI is nothing more than a way to impress your l337 friends..
    WEI is nothing but a number. Scores can be easilly edited via XML file modification. Stores like BestBuy or Costco edit these scores to make the computer seem powerful. The scores represent nothing and have no accuracy whatsoever in determining a computer's performance.

    These numbers should be disregarded.

    My computer gives me a 7.2 in Windows 7 Ultimate and a 6.9 in Windows 7 Professional, a 6.2 in Windows Vista Ultimate and a 5.9 in Windows Vista Home Premium. Just an example of how useless these numbers are.
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