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Postposted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:02 pm

partly because im bored, and partly because i wanna see where the "weakspot" of everyones systems are, what is the lowest score on your wei?
mine is cpu with 6.5
rest are 7.0, 7.5, 7.5, 7.1
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:12 pm

Hard drive followed by video card, not surprisingly.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:04 pm

Lowest score is the CPU, 7.3 from the Q6600
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:07 pm

All are 7.6 and up, other than my poor HDDs ... they are stuck on 5.9. I have a pair of WD 1TB Blacks in RAID0 with a 20gb SRT cache, which dramatically improves my system responsiveness and boot times, but doesn't do a damn thing for my WEI score.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 pm

Processor and RAM 7.8, the rest 7.9.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:16 pm

Just for grins...
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That's a 64-bit Windows 7 guest running in a VirtualBox VM on a 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 LTS host, with the VM configured to use 2 cores of an AMD FX-8150. :lol:
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:34 pm

Mine is the hard drive, at 5.9. Next weakest is my CPU, unsurprisingly, at 7.3. My RAM comes in at 7.4, and both graphics sections show 7.8. The videocard is easily the high point of my build, so that's what I'd expect...
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:19 pm

On my Asus Zenbook UX32VD:
Overall: 5.9
Processor (Core i7-3517U dual-core w/ HT @1.9/2.4 GHz): 7.1
RAM (2 GiB PC3-14900 on-board + 2 GiB PC3-14900 DIMM): 5.9
Graphics (Intel HD 4000): 6.3
Gaming graphics (NVidia GeForce GT620M): 6.3
Primary hard disk: (Hybrid SanDisk SSD i100 32GB + Hitachi HTS45050A7E80): 5.9
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:47 pm

Lowest score is 5.9 from the mechanical HDD.

CPU is 7.4
Memory is 7.4
Aero Graphics is 7.9
Gaming Graphics is 7.9
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:16 pm

GeForce 9600M GT aero performance @4.7, followed by a gaming graphics / cpu(C2D P8600) tie (5.3).
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:22 pm

CPU - 7.3 (Q6600, no OC)
RAM - 7.3 (8 gigs ddr-800)
Graphics/Gaming Graphics - 7.5 (Geforce 460, 1gig, no OC)
Primary Hard Disk - 7.9 (2 OCZ agility 3, in RAID 0)

The issue is when I play Guildwars2 at 1900*1200 with all details maxed, the frame rate is low when things get crowded, and I think it has more to do with the Video Card than the CPU. If I replaced the 460 with, say, a 570 or AMD/ATI 7950 that would help the framerates out more. But the WEI gives a higher "rating" to the graphics than the CPU, which in my case at least, seems a little arbitrary. I recognize that it's nice to have a benchmark that comes "bundled" with the OS, but at least make it more detailed (or show the details of what it is measuring).
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:47 pm

Straight 7.9s, of course, on my desktop. On my laptop I have Intel graphics, so 6.3 on graphics and gaming graphics.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:34 am

Processor and Memory at 7.4 each.
Phenom 2 X4 @ 3.8GHz/8GB DDR2 1066

GTX 460 is at 7.5 for Aero and Gaming Graphics
HDD is at 7.8 (256GB Plextor M5S) limited by SATA 2.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:22 am

People still waste their time with this pointless (and amazingly inconsistent) benchmark? :o

Anyway - 7.9s across the board with the exception of my HDD score - it's at 5.9 because thankfully Intel SRT doesn't cache pointless benchmarks. :P
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:11 am

Waco wrote:People still waste their time with this pointless (and amazingly inconsistent) benchmark? :o

Anyway - 7.9s across the board with the exception of my HDD score - it's at 5.9 because thankfully Intel SRT doesn't cache pointless benchmarks. :P


I doubt anyone takes it seriously as a good determinative of actual performance, it's more of a curiosity to see what it comes up with I think.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:25 am

7.4 7.4 7.7 7.7 5.9 on my desktop
7.1 7.3 6.8 6.8 5.8 on my laptop

I guess I should invest in some SSDs
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:24 am

SuperSpy wrote:7.4 7.4 7.7 7.7 5.9 on my desktop
7.1 7.3 6.8 6.8 5.8 on my laptop

I guess I should invest in some SSDs

I think the disk score for my Win7 VM is only as high as it is because the virtual disk is sitting in the host OS's file cache. The underlying volume is actually a pair of Caviar Blacks set up as a software RAID-1, so not something you'd expect to score a 7.1.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:59 am

7.0, 7.0, 4.9, 5.9, 5.9 on my work laptop. (i7-640m, 8GB RAM, NVS 3100m, mech hdd) Not sure how WEI weighs graphics subscores with professional graphics, and I just can't convince our IT person to buy me a SSD....only using 50GB on my internal drive since everything is on the network.
While I do agree what WEI is mostly worthless garbage, it does provide some entry level sight into potential system bottlenecks for unknowing users. Plus it's fun to compare with others. (like we're doing here)

I'm interested to see who has the lowest subscores and what type of hardware is giving that score.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 12:26 pm

7.3 7.3 7.9 7.9 7.5
Q6600 @ 3.0
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:36 pm

6.9 - Win 7 x64

Processor: 6.9 (Core i3 540 @ stock)
Memory: 7.0 (DDR3-1333 CAS 8)
Aero: 7.7 (GTX 560 standard clocks)
3D, business, gaming: 7.7
Disk: 7.6 (Intel 330 180GB on SATA II)

CPU is my lowest but it does what I need it to. I've thought about getting an i5-760 but then I realize I could just OC my CPU and get similar performance. I tried *very* briefly a few times but didn't feel like tweaking voltages too much so *meh*
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:50 pm

MadManOriginal wrote:CPU is my lowest but it does what I need it to. I've thought about getting an i5-760 but then I realize I could just OC my CPU and get similar performance. I tried *very* briefly a few times but didn't feel like tweaking voltages too much so *meh*


Your CPU is sad and you should be sad!

Just kidding.

For what it's worth, there are some real gems to be found. I just recently ran across an i5-2500K that has no upper limit. I accidently set it for 5.5GHz on first boot and it just said "OK, sure, let's try that." That sort of OCing makes me panic, though, so I backed it back down to stock (3.3/3.7Turbo) and have slowly been edging it up. Still on all stock voltages currently doing a multi-day run of Prime95-64 and a looped compile at 4.8GHz. Of course, before that were two different i7-920s that wouldn't OC at all, so I feel your pain.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 1:59 pm

7.7
7.8
7.8
7.8
7.7

I can't complain nor would I, this will do me for years I imagine.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:04 pm

Forge wrote:
MadManOriginal wrote:CPU is my lowest but it does what I need it to. I've thought about getting an i5-760 but then I realize I could just OC my CPU and get similar performance. I tried *very* briefly a few times but didn't feel like tweaking voltages too much so *meh*


Your CPU is sad and you should be sad!

Just kidding.

For what it's worth, there are some real gems to be found. I just recently ran across an i5-2500K that has no upper limit. I accidently set it for 5.5GHz on first boot and it just said "OK, sure, let's try that." That sort of OCing makes me panic, though, so I backed it back down to stock (3.3/3.7Turbo) and have slowly been edging it up. Still on all stock voltages currently doing a multi-day run of Prime95-64 and a looped compile at 4.8GHz. Of course, before that were two different i7-920s that wouldn't OC at all, so I feel your pain.


I hope you are anthropomorphizing my CPU and not insulting me :P

It was a side-grade from a Q9550 when I wanted to use integrated graphics for a while due to crazy work hours. I look at it this way: I have a free upgrade waiting for me when I feel like really getting into fine tuning the voltages.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:20 pm

MadManOriginal wrote:
Forge wrote:
MadManOriginal wrote:CPU is my lowest but it does what I need it to. I've thought about getting an i5-760 but then I realize I could just OC my CPU and get similar performance. I tried *very* briefly a few times but didn't feel like tweaking voltages too much so *meh*


Your CPU is sad and you should be sad!

Just kidding.


I hope you are anthropomorphizing my CPU and not insulting me :P

It was a side-grade from a Q9550 when I wanted to use integrated graphics for a while due to crazy work hours. I look at it this way: I have a free upgrade waiting for me when I feel like really getting into fine tuning the voltages.

Well, it's an i5. It could be worse, could have been an i3, right!?
I rather like the i5-2520 in my laptop. Intel really got the Arrandale/Sandy/Ivy Bridge generations right, in lots of ways.
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:40 pm

My work laptop:
HP Elitebook 8560P running Windows 7 Pro x64, Core i5-2520M, Radeon HD 6470M, 8GB of RAM, and a Crucial m4 128GB SSD.
Processor: 7.1
Memory: 7.5
Graphics: 5.2
Gaming Graphics: 6.3
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:27 pm

7.6, 7.9, 7.1, 7.1, 7.9 (main system in signature)
4.2, 4.3, 3.0, 3.4, 5.9 : (HTPC) AMD 64 3200+, 1.5GB ram, Radeon 9600XT, 1.5TB WD Green hdd. (How 'bout them apples?)
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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:42 pm

Main PC: 7.5, 7.6, 7.6, 7.6, 7.7 (i2500k+Intel Z68, 16GB, Nvidia GTX460, Intel 320 SSD) - Win7-64-Pro

HTPC: 5.2, 5.2, 7.3, 7.3, 5.9 (Opteron 180+Nvidia NF4, 4GB, AMD 4850, Seagate 7200.1 250GB) - Win7-64-Home

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Re: windows experience index

Postposted on Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:34 am

just brew it! wrote:I think the disk score for my Win7 VM is only as high as it is because the virtual disk is sitting in the host OS's file cache. The underlying volume is actually a pair of Caviar Blacks set up as a software RAID-1, so not something you'd expect to score a 7.1.


Yeah, I'd imagine the benchmark is trying to force disk flushes, and the VM likely doesn't pass that along.
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