Win 7 experience index on current MBP ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by stefankr, May 7, 2010.

  1. stefankr macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Hi, I'd like to know how the current i5/i7 Macbook Pro fares in the Windows 7 experience index rating. Could you please post your test results as well as details on your hardware, such as 5400/7200 rpm hdd, video memory, etc.?

  2. squirrel77 macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2006
    Barcelona ES
    i have the high res 17" i7 (see sig) 512mb video ram, 4gb system ram.
    I got 5.9 on the experience index, 5400 rpm drive was the slowest item along with the ram getting the same rating.

    On a side note my friend also running 64 bit windows 7 on a high spec pc with a triple core AMD and good graphics card with a 7200 rpm SATA drive also has 5.9, the bottleneck on his system also being the hard drive.
  3. stefankr thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2009
    Thanks for your reply, squirrel77. What are the ratings for your video card and CPU ?

    The system I'm interested in is like yours, except for the i7. I think I will order an i5. Still it would be interesting how the i7 is rated.

    In my current Windows 7 system (no Mac, just an ordinary 3-year old desktop PC) that I want to replace, the CPU and RAM are the bottlenecks, with a 5.7 rating :p Even my hdd is faster (5.9 as well).

    It's reassuring to know that the 5400 rpm hdd in the 17" is as fast as my new 640 GB Western Digital hdd in my desktop PC...
  4. squirrel77 macrumors member


    Mar 17, 2006
    Barcelona ES
    slight correction and more info

    oops on re-checking i find the base score is 5.8 due to the hard drive

    processor = 6.9
    RAM = 5.9
    graphics = 6.4
    gaming graphics = 6.4

    it is dissapointing that the RAM also only gets 5.9 so even with an SSD my windows experience would only go up to 5.9 max, not that windows 7 is slow on bootcamp, it's very fast, is very useable under osX through paralells too.
  5. ExcelonGT macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    I got pretty decent results running win7 x64 in parallels 5

    i have a MBP15 i7, 4gb ram (2gb assigned to win), 256gb SSD
    overall score 4.9, limited by Gaming performance

    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU M 620 @ 2.67GHz 6.9
    Determined by lowest subscore

    Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 5.5
    Graphics Parallels Display Adapter (WDDM) 5.9
    Gaming graphics 511 MB Total available graphics memory 4.9
    Primary hard disk 23GB Free (50GB Total) 7.5
  6. Umang Patel macrumors newbie

    Sep 29, 2010
    I have a 17" Intel 2.66Ghz i7 Macbook Pro with 8Gb RAM and 240Gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD

    processor = 6.9
    RAM = 6.9
    graphics = 6.4
    gaming graphics = 6.4
    hard drive = 7.5
  7. sbddude macrumors 6502a

    Sep 27, 2010
    Nor Cal, USA
    2.53GHz i5, OCZ Vertex2 SSD, 8GB PC13333 Memory, 512MB GPU (17" default)


    The RAM upgrade to 8GB really helped, as that was the previous bottleneck at 5.9. I don't know how to improve the score beyond the GFX score which is now the limiting factor. Also interesting is the poster above me who has the same SSD but a much higher HD score.
  8. drjsway macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2009
    Google on how to enable AHCI in Windows. Will boost your HD score.
  9. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
  10. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    On the MacBook in my signature, the Windows score is 6.4.

    Processor: 6.9
    Memory: 6.9
    Graphics: 6.4
    Gaming Graphics: 6.4
    Primary Hard Disk: 7.2

    Screen resolution to set to the native highest 1680x1050.
  11. JasonR macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2008

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