Windows Experience Index decreases for Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,
    I purchased and installed Windows 8 yesterday, and I am loving it. it looks nice and is quite fast. However, I ran the Windows Experience Index, and while some of my scores have increased, others have decreased.
    In Windows 7, my scores were:
    Processor  7.5
    RAM  7.8
    Graphics 7.9
    Gaming graphics 7.9
    Primary hard disk  7.9
    However, in Windows 8, after several runs trough WIndows Update and the latest nVidia drivers, my scores are now:
    Processor  7.6
    RAM  7.8
    Graphics 7.6
    Gaming graphics 7.6
    Primary hard disk  8.1
    Also, since installing Windows 8, when I set the resolution to the same resolution I had in Windows 7, it looks blurry. I am connected to a 47" VIVO LCD. If I go beyond 1024x768 the screen is blurry.
    I guess I have two questions:
    1) What would be the reason for the drop in the graphics and gaming graphics?
    2) is a Windows Update sufficient to install all the drivers I need? Or should I also run the CDs that came with my computer? I tried running my ASRock intel DVD of drivers, but it wouldn't run.
    Friday, January 11, 2013 1:58 AM


  • The scales are different.

    The maximum WEI scores under Windows 7 were 7.9. Under Win8, it's 9.9.

    I can't answer your HDTV question. What interface are you using? HDMI? I've never tried it. (I use DisplayPort with my 24 inch 1920X1200 computer monitor.)

    • Proposed as answer by Andre.Ziegler Friday, January 11, 2013 5:42 AM
    • Marked as answer by Leo Huang Friday, January 18, 2013 8:12 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2013 3:34 AM