Windows Experience Index on rMBP bootcamp

shervinvan

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Jul 4, 2012
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so after being a long time PC user i decided to go with a mac, I got the new rMBP (2.3/16/256) option... being the PC user I am, I had to install windows 7 on Bootcamp. I just ran the Windows Experience Index test with disappointing results... Does anyone else with Windows see similar results?:confused:

Not quite sure why only 2 GB of memory can be usable out of 16? Disk operation speed also baffles me... any thoughts would be nice.:confused: is it because of bootcamp maybe?:(


Images attached - note: I have white-d out my personal info and activation key from the images.:D
 

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Vyruss

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You need to use a 64 bit version of windows to address more than 4 GB of ram. Not sure why it only is recognizing 2 GB though.
 

whg

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use x64 in bootcamp

I only use x32 Win7 in Parallels for some legacy applications. I gave 3GB memory to this and 2.75GB can be used by Windows. The WEI is similar to yours in bootcamp:CPU 7.5 RAM 5.5 Aero 6 Games 6 Disk 6.5

In bootcamp I use x64 version of Win 7 with much better WEI: CPU 7.6 RAM 7.8 Aero 7.3 Games 7.3 Disk 7.9. Of course all RAM will be used in x64 Windows.

I have a 2.6/8/512 MBPr model, by the way (bought in store because I didn't want to wait for the 16GB version, but I found the SSD helps for fast paging).

whg
 

dmccloud

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On my machine (running Windows 7 Home Premium x64), all of my scores were in the 7.2-7.9 range, with the GPU dragging down the overall score at 7.2
 

theAXEDhead

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On my rMBP 2.6/16/512, I have windows 8 RM, after i installed the latest nvidia drivers (needing to disable driver signature authorisation), in order to do this, the best I got was 7.3 (which was the GPU score) - using the latest drivers, prior to that it was a 7.1 . My drive was always getting 8, 8.1. (Incidentally I needed to get the latest drivers on before a number of games would run (including Batman Arkham city).

It was, again 64bit.

It kinda looked like your scores were those achieved through parallels.?
 

iSayuSay

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Use 64bit Windows 7 to be able to use all 16GB RAM. You may download Windows 7 64bit image file directly from Microsoft, and use the same key you own for 32bit freely. No need for additional license, unless you want to use it for additional VM.
 

shervinvan

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Use 64bit Windows 7 to be able to use all 16GB RAM. You may download Windows 7 64bit image file directly from Microsoft, and use the same key you own for 32bit freely. No need for additional license, unless you want to use it for additional VM.

Thanks guys for all your responses, I will definetly have to remove the 32bit Windows 7 and install the 64 bit version, I hope that I can find the image file that you were referring to, you are positive that the 32bit license key would work with the 64bit windows 7?
 

iSayuSay

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Thanks guys for all your responses, I will definetly have to remove the 32bit Windows 7 and install the 64 bit version, I hope that I can find the image file that you were referring to, you are positive that the 32bit license key would work with the 64bit windows 7?
Choose your Windows flavor here
Note that x64 = 64bit and x86 = 32bit.

After finishing the ISO file download, burn it to DVD by using Disk Utility, install as usual via Boot Camp Assistant and you'll be asked for the key during installation. Yes as my above post said, you can use the same license for 32bit and 64bit.
 

tninety

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You need to use a 64 bit version of windows to address more than 4 GB of ram. Not sure why it only is recognizing 2 GB though.
I think video RAM is counted against 4GB limit, along with 512MB being just gone for the Intel Graphics 4000 you can't use ;)
 

Inver

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Jul 23, 2012
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I ran it on mine, for comparison's sake. I didn't do any tweaking on Win7 (x64), and here's my score: 7.2

This is an rMBP with 2.7/16/512 - lowest score was graphics.
 

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M5RahuL

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I have the 2.7/768/16 config and my Disk Transfer Rate is only 5.9 :confused:

Everything else is 7.7 ...... Except the processor which is 7.9

When I ran Bootcamp, I gave the Windows partition 300GB

This is on Win 7 Home Premium...

Any thoughts on why the low disk transfer rate ????

Thanks!!
 

underthehanie

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I have the 2.7/768/16 config and my Disk Transfer Rate is only 5.9 :confused:

Everything else is 7.7 ...... Except the processor which is 7.9

When I ran Bootcamp, I gave the Windows partition 300GB

This is on Win 7 Home Premium...

Any thoughts on why the low disk transfer rate ????

Thanks!!
ME TOO! I have no idea why my disk transfer rate is 5.9 ONLY
 

iSayuSay

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Assuming he has an external superdrive.
Or copy it to USB sticks by using Windows 7 USB Tools.

OP successfully installed Windows7 32bit into his rMPB. So it's safe to assume that he owns/has access to all necessary tools for installation.
 

Lord Appleseed

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My results for my rMBP 2.3/16/256 running Win.7 64bit are:

CPU - 7.6
RAM - 7.6
Aero - 7.3
GPU - 7.3
SSD - 7.9

Total: 7.3

I was surprised that the CPU and the SSD got such a good score...
 

hipsheik

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Anyone playing games (Starcraft II, Diablo III) with Windows 7 bootcamp?

My sister's unibody Macbook Pro 15" would overheat and shutdown when my nephew would play his Windows games on there. I wonder if the Retina has that problem. I assume it would with the thinner enclosure, but maybe Sandy Bridge has made big strides.
 

theAXEDhead

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Score is out of 10

View attachment 351416

Keep in mind 7.9 is the limit to the windows index score...so who knows how the SSD really scores!!
"Actually it isn't. It is a score out of 10. It says so on the output. Also, my SSD (2.6/16/512) consistently gets an 8.1 for the score."

Was what I originally wrote, then I checked the screen shot and saw that your output says it is a score between 1 and 7.9. So either I am talking rubbish, or something is odd on the index score. On my Windows 8 machine, it says that the index is a score out of 10, which makes more sense. Perhaps this has been corrected in W8.
 

gentlefury

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"Actually it isn't. It is a score out of 10. It says so on the output. Also, my SSD (2.6/16/512) consistently gets an 8.1 for the score."

Was what I originally wrote, then I checked the screen shot and saw that your output says it is a score between 1 and 7.9. So either I am talking rubbish, or something is odd on the index score. On my Windows 8 machine, it says that the index is a score out of 10, which makes more sense. Perhaps this has been corrected in W8.
Yes, win8 changed the limit to 10. It's always been 7.9 in win7.
 

Lord Appleseed

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"Actually it isn't. It is a score out of 10. It says so on the output. Also, my SSD (2.6/16/512) consistently gets an 8.1 for the score."

Was what I originally wrote, then I checked the screen shot and saw that your output says it is a score between 1 and 7.9. So either I am talking rubbish, or something is odd on the index score. On my Windows 8 machine, it says that the index is a score out of 10, which makes more sense. Perhaps this has been corrected in W8.
Can you post your whole score results plox? I'm eager to see how it is in Win. 8.
 

underthehanie

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Just wondering, for users getting a score of above 5.9 in the disk transfer rate (WEI), did u guys do anything? Like after installing the bootcamp drivers, did u guys went to type some commands or anything?
 

Tea-Aholic

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Just wondering, for users getting a score of above 5.9 in the disk transfer rate (WEI), did u guys do anything? Like after installing the bootcamp drivers, did u guys went to type some commands or anything?
The retina MBP has very fast Flash storage, hence the high number.

On my 2.7 GHz, 16 GB RAM, 768 GB Flash

Processor 7.7

Memory 7.7

Graphics 7.3

Gaming graphics 7.3

Primary hard disk 7.9