Highest Win7 Score in Mac Community.... The Race is On!

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  1. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

    ildondeigiocchi

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    This post will be used to see who will maintain the highest Windows Experience Index in the Mac community.


    Just made this post to prove that Macs can handle Windows just as well if not better than PC's with the use of Apple's Bootcamp 3.0. My Mac Pro scores a wopping 7.4 on the Windows Experience Index. If Apple releases new video cards in the coming months when they update the Mac Pro, my bottleneck, which at this point is my graphics card (4870), might get a score of 7.9. This system rocks under Windows. I almost find that the Mac Pro works better under Windows 7 :rolleyes: For those wondering why my Hard Drive score is so high- I have an Intel X-25M 80GB G2 drive dedicated for Win7.
     

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  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Heh, for most people the item that's gonna bring them down the most will be the hard drive. I've yet to even see anyone touch the 7.9 top score in Windows 7 yet though, although you came pretty damn close OP.
     
  3. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Ahah, good fun.

    Mac Pro3,1 Octocore @ 3.0GHz, 18GB 800MHz RAM, GTX 285 1GB, Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD (40GB for Windows 7): 7.7, 7.7, 7.4, 7.4, 7.0.
    It's funny when I run Windows 7 in Parallels 5, my hard disk score is 7.5 :p
     
  4. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty impressive scores.:D
     
  5. MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Thx, dido, I'd love to see the WEI from a Mac Pro5,1 with Dual Gulftown 6-core processors @ 3.2GHz (24 logical cores), 128GB 1333MHz RAM, and some kind of GTX 320 2GB or ATI 5890 2GB :p and a 320GB X25-M :p
     
  6. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Those scores would be out of this world! However, I'm more worried about future GPU options in the next Mac Pro then what CPUs will be used. I'm hoping for either the ATI 5970 or unrealeased GTX 380. However, the 5870 seems most likely at this point.
     
  7. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    is 7.9 the limit?

    have they ever upped vista's limit of 5.9 by chance?
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    7.9 is the limit. My win 7 machine get 7.3-7.8 on everything except the hard drive... I haven't sprung for the SSD yet but it's not that big a deal to me at the moment.
     
  9. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it has now changed in Windows 7. The score goes from 1.0 to 7.9. Once, in the 7.0 and above overall score, you're looking at a pretty top notch system.
     
  10. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Just a quick update my Mac Pro seems to have beaten an Alienware Area 51 X58 gaming system my friend owns... so who says Macs can't do what PCs can in Windows 7! ;) (pwned)
     
  11. maxfan1 macrumors newbie

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    The third party SSD you installed might have something to do with it.
     
  12. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Indeed. 7.9 is the limit for Windows 7. However, they claim whatever score you got in Vista will remain the same in Windows 7, but I have definitely noticed a decrease in the Hard Disk test (which has clearly changed since Vista).

    Vista's 5.9 limit will probably remain as is tho.
     
  13. ildondeigiocchi thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's almost impossible to get a perfect 7.9 score overall. I don't know anyone yet who has gotten it. Maybe in 6 months time with the arrival of new hardware:rolleyes:
     

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