MBA rev C. Windows 7 experience score vs rev B score

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by moumouren, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. moumouren macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am first time Mac user, and bought a MBA rev C - 2.13ghz/2GB RAM/128gb SSD/NVIDIA GeForce 9400M two weeks ago.

    Because I have to use a lot of Office product at work, I installed bootcamp and Windows 7 64 bits.

    When comparing my Windows experience score to other people's score that I found online, it seems to be quite low.

    My score is:
    Processor 4.6
    Memory 5.5
    Graphics 4.5
    Gaming graphics 4.0
    Primary hard disk 6.0

    Compare that with forum member drjsway's score, who has a rev B 1.86 version MBA:

    MacBook Air 1.86/SSD

    Processor 5.2
    Memory 5.6
    Graphics 4.7
    Gaming graphics 4.3
    Primary hard disk 6.4

    How can his MBA beats mine in every department, when I have a faster CPU? Also hard to swallow is that his graphic performance kick my rev C. right in the nuts, and I thought 1.86's GPU is supposed to be throttled down?

    Could the reason be the 64bits Windows? Do you think if I installed the x86 version it will be better? I have already set everything up, it will be a PITA to have to reinstall everything....

    Thanks for you guys' advice in advance!
     
  2. aleksandra. macrumors 6502a

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    Might have something to do with 32-bit vs 64-bit Windows 7...

    My scores for 1.86/SSD with Windows 7 RC 64-bit are almost the same as yours:

    Processor 4.5
    Memory 5.5
    Graphics 4.6
    Gaming graphics 4.1
    Primary hard disk 5.9
     
  3. moumouren thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hm... interesting, so that means MBA is more compatible with 32 bits than 64 bits Windows 7? Still, if yours and my computer have the same 64 bits Windows 7, shouldn't mine has a little bit better performance than yours?
     
  4. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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  5. aussie.damo macrumors regular

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    I would reinstall anyway. x64 edition won't see any benefit with just 2GB RAM.

    Damo
     
  6. ayeying macrumors 601

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    You sound desperate to think Windows 7 Score means that much... but here's my scores on my Rev C.

    Processor 5.4
    Memory 5.5
    Graphics 5.2
    Gaming graphics 5.1
    Primary hard disk 5.9

    Every hardware is slightly different... so you'll get somewhat slightly different results between all systems.
     
  7. Jsimon9633 macrumors regular

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  8. Shiner macrumors 6502

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    You have a magic computer. I have never seen an integrated video card score a 5.1. It usually comes in at the 4.1-4.4 range.
     
  9. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    my 9400m scored the same 5.1
     
  10. ayeying macrumors 601

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    My original MacBook (2.4ghz/4gb/320gb hdd/9400m) also scored above 5. The Air has the same card, it scored the same. No magic involved
     
  11. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a

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    Hahaha ... it seems that you are so deep in believing that the revC is better!!!

    It is nothing better since the heat makes things worse that is why they have to restrict many things.

    There are other tests if you can read, go and search.
     

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