Whats your Windows Experience Index

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by scaz182, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. scaz182 macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I'm interested in the 'Windows Experience Index' on your Macs in either Vista or Windows7?

    I'd especially be interested in the index results for a Macbook Pro 13" 2.53GHz as I have just ordered one!?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    Bear in mind the WEI is very general method of evaluating one's machine, and it not an accurate indicator of a machine's true power. It can't replace a proper benchmarking app (even then, real benchmarking apps don't compare to real-world scores).

    My point is take whatever score it gives you with a grain of salt.
     
  3. VenusianSky macrumors 65816

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    The only thing I found that uses this are games. The purpose is to give an average user (non-hardcore gamer) some idea of how well it should run. Games that support WEI have a minumum and recommended rating. You can view it by opening the games folder, selecting a game and on the right pane select the performance tab. I think of it as the minimum/recommended requirements that is printed on the box except without the technical jargon. I imagine some games probably have the WEI printed on the box as well.
     
  4. scaz182 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I'm aware it's ultimately a dumbing down of system requirements for your average consumer but the breakdown of results do give a basic indication of your computers performance, I was really just interested as to how a Macbook would handle Windows Aero in comparison to my current laptop.
     
  5. MaxBuck macrumors newbie

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    My MBP 15" has a Windows Experience of 5.5 running in Boot Camp. I have the dual graphics processors - 9400 and 9600GT. Aero will not function running in Parallels.
     
  6. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    My 2.66 mbp only has a score of 5.2 - it says graphics card 9600 scores 5.1 and hence brings it down. u installed newer nvidia drivers?
     
  7. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    My Late 2008 MBP scores a 5.3, lowered by the 9600GT 512MB. The next lowest is the CPU at 5.9 and HDD at the same (7,200rpm).
     
  8. mpuck972 macrumors 6502

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    My 27" iMac scores a 6.1 because the hard drive information exchange is 6.1 other wise it would be a 6.6
     
  9. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    My MBP is about 6.1 all around (except in the HDD department, which brings everything down to a lousy 5.1). This is with 4GB RAM and a 8600M GT 512MB.
     
  10. Terminal.app macrumors 6502

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    Install the latest NVIDIA drivers and graphics scores will improve noticeably. I did this myself and my graphics subscore went from 5.3 to 6.4.
     
  11. bcburrows macrumors 6502

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    With the new graphics driver and a seagate 7200 hdd my score has 'jumped' to 5.9 - with the lowest component being the HDD

    Certainly not getting an SSD to boost my score but break my bank
     

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