Windows 7 Performance Index


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mac

I have a new PC I just built that is being rated "unfairly" by Windows 7:
Here are the details:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 -> rated 7.3
Memory: 4 GIG DDR3 RAM -> rated 7.5
Graphics (Desktop Performance for Aero) -> rated 4.2
Gaming Graphics: ( NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 MB Memory)-> 6.2
Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
defragmented)
The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that the
Graphics for gaming? Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?

Thanks, Mac
 
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Man-wai Chang to The Door (+MS=32B)

I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that
the Graphics for gaming? Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low?
Any thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?

Don't be bothered by this as long as everything works in reality. It's
just a benchmark!

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TVeblen

mac said:
I have a new PC I just built that is being rated "unfairly" by Windows 7:
Here are the details:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 -> rated 7.3
Memory: 4 GIG DDR3 RAM -> rated 7.5
Graphics (Desktop Performance for Aero) -> rated 4.2
Gaming Graphics: ( NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 MB Memory)-> 6.2
Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
defragmented)
The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that the
Graphics for gaming? Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?
It says the maximum score for W7 Performance is 7.9. The utility is not
rating your equipment for quality or functionality - it is rating it in
terms of it's effect on Windows OS performance. So most likely that Graphics
for Aero device is a resource hog, or has memory leaks, or behaves in some
way that slows the performance of W7. I would think that a better driver for
W7 would improve that score.
As for the HDD I suspect the utility is measuring the actual transfer rate
which has more to do with the motherboard's bus than the actual hard drive -
the bottleneck.
 
S

Sleepy

mac said:
I have a new PC I just built that is being rated "unfairly" by Windows 7:
Here are the details:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 -> rated 7.3
Memory: 4 GIG DDR3 RAM -> rated 7.5
Graphics (Desktop Performance for Aero) -> rated 4.2
Gaming Graphics: ( NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 MB Memory)-> 6.2
Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
defragmented)
The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that the
Graphics for gaming? Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?

Thanks, Mac

Actually I think a 6.2 rating for that card is too high.
Its a Low end budget gaming card and its probably given that 6.2 rating
because it has 1GB of VRAM.
Incidentally the card isnt fast enough to run present games at High enough
settings to warrant 1GB - on a budget card 512mb is ample.
That may sound harsh but Im just being straight with you. Treat that 4.2 as
a gaming score.
 
M

mac

Thank you all for the explanations - they make perfect sense. I use this
computer as a Home computer - not as a gaming computer - I just thought I
would get a better rating. Maybe in the future I'll invest in a better
video card...

Thanks, mac
 
M

mac

What puzzles me the most is why the Graphics for Gaming (6.2) so much higher
that the Graphics for Aero (4.2). I would have thought that the Aero
graphics would be less demanding than Gaming Graphics...

mac
 
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Tony Neville

mac said:
I have a new PC I just built that is being rated "unfairly" by Windows 7:
Here are the details:
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 -> rated 7.3
Memory: 4 GIG DDR3 RAM -> rated 7.5
Graphics (Desktop Performance for Aero) -> rated 4.2
Gaming Graphics: ( NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 MB Memory)-> 6.2
Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
defragmented)
The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P

I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that the
Graphics for gaming?

Yeah... given that your GPU's gaming performance is so high, then one would
think handling an Aero desktop would be a comparatively remedial task. It
make no sense to me either. My scores came out even.
Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?

I've have 3 WD caviar black SATA2 HDDs configured for RAID 0. The array
averages 263MB/s in HD Tune (default settings) but scores only 6.1! There
must be quite a few wickedly fast storage devices floating around.

Tony.
 
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Paul

Tony said:
Yeah... given that your GPU's gaming performance is so high, then one
would think handling an Aero desktop would be a comparatively remedial
task. It make no sense to me either. My scores came out even.


I've have 3 WD caviar black SATA2 HDDs configured for RAID 0. The array
averages 263MB/s in HD Tune (default settings) but scores only 6.1!
There must be quite a few wickedly fast storage devices floating around.

Tony.

Maybe they're saving the perfect score, for this one. It is four SSDs
RAIDed together, into a single plugin card.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/ocz_z_drive_e84_pci_express_ssd

Paul
 
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Tony Neville

Paul said:
Tony Neville wrote: [...]
I've have 3 WD caviar black SATA2 HDDs configured for RAID 0. The array
averages 263MB/s in HD Tune (default settings) but scores only 6.1!
There must be quite a few wickedly fast storage devices floating around.

Tony.

Maybe they're saving the perfect score, for this one. It is four SSDs
RAIDed together, into a single plugin card.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/solid_state_drives/ocz_z_drive_e84_pci_express_ssd

Paul

Ha! -->
http://hothardware.com/Articles/OCZ-ZDrive-m84-PCIExpress-SSD-Review/?page=6

The Z-Drive is like a Formula One race car. You almost have to push it to
perform everyday tasks.

Tony.
 
T

The Seabat

I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Windows Performance Index is
just a marketing tool to get people to buy/upgrade their equipment,
even if it's not needed. Any thing for the holy dollar!
 
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Spindle Prep

Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
defragmented) how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?

5.9 isn't that bad. OTOH, just because a disc is SATA doesn't translate into fast performance. Doesn't confuse the speed of the interface with the speed at which data is read from or written to the platter.

If you want a fast hard disc, get a Western Digital Black.
 
J

JAD

I give it an overall rating of 2.2....are you really going to put any stock in
that?....ratings are a good way of getting YOU to BUY NEW HARDWARE,,,,,the world needs
your money!
 
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Sleepy said:
"mac" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> I have a new PC I just built that is being rated "unfairly" by Windows 7:
> Here are the details:
> Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 945 -> rated 7.3
> Memory: 4 GIG DDR3 RAM -> rated 7.5
> Graphics (Desktop Performance for Aero) -> rated 4.2
> Gaming Graphics: ( NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1 MB Memory)-> 6.2
> Primary Hard Disk: (1 TB Seagate SATA) -> rated 5.9 (cleaned and
> defragmented)
> The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P
>
> I don't understand how the Graphics for Aero is is so much lower that the
> Graphics for gaming? Also, how a SATA hard drive be rated so low? Any
> thoughts about any tweaking I can do to improve some of these ratings?
>
> Thanks, Mac


Actually I think a 6.2 rating for that card is too high.
Its a Low end budget gaming card and its probably given that 6.2 rating
because it has 1GB of VRAM.
Incidentally the card isnt fast enough to run present games at High enough
settings to warrant 1GB - on a budget card 512mb is ample.
That may sound harsh but Im just being straight with you. Treat that 4.2 as
a gaming score.

I have a Palit 9500GT 512MB - DDR2 ! Card. and my WIE score is 6.4 Gaming , 5.4 Aero.And i can play every new game whit this card.Nice old Video :D
 

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