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  • I took this performance index from a freshly installed Windows Vista Business Edition x64 laptop. The laptop is a DELL Studio XPS 13 with the latest drivers installed from DELL and in correct order as per DELL's instruction. My processor and gaming graphics score is way too low for my liking. I had a CPU score of 6.1, as a comparisen, in Windows 7. Below are my details:

    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz 5.3
    5.3
      Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9400MG + GF 9200MGS) 5.9
    Gaming graphics 1791 MB Total available graphics memory 5.4
    Primary hard disk 180GB Free (298GB Total) 5.7
    Windows Vista (TM) Business

    System  
      Manufacturer Dell Inc.
      Model Studio XPS 1340
      Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
      System type 64-bit operating system
      Number of processor cores 2
    Storage  
      Total size of hard disk(s) 298 GB
      Disk partition (C:) 180 GB Free (298 GB Total)
      Disk partition (D:) 72 MB Free (100 MB Total)
      Media drive (E:) CD/DVD
    Graphics  
      Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9200MGS + GF 9400MG)
      Total available graphics memory 1823 MB
            Dedicated graphics memory 160 MB
            Dedicated system memory 64 MB
            Shared system memory 1599 MB
      Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.7982
      Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
      DirectX version DirectX 10
    Network  
      Network Adapter NVIDIA nForce 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
      Network Adapter Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Adapter
      Network Adapter Microsoft Tun Miniport Adapter
      Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1
      Network Adapter VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8

    Friday, July 17, 2009 9:30 AM

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  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for posting.

     

    From your post, I know that in Windows 7 the CPU score is 6.1 and in Windows Vista Business x64, it is 5.3; and you would like to know if it is normal behavior. If I have misunderstood you concern, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Regarding you question, I would like to share the following with you:

     

    Windows Vista: Windows Experience Index

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-vista/get/experience-index.aspx

     

    Windows Vista Team blog - Windows Experience Index: An In-Depth Look

    http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windowsvista/pages/windows-experience-index-an-in-depth-look.aspx

     

    Windows 7 features - Windows Experience Index

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-experience-index

     

    Engineering the Windows 7 “Windows Experience Index”

    http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/01/19/engineering-the-windows-7-windows-experience-index.aspx

     

    From the documents above, we can see there are many changes from Windows Vista to Windows 7 such as the scoring ranges, scoring rules. Based on my understanding, I think this results for Windows 7 and Windows Vista on this computer are normal.

     

    If you still suspect that the Windows Vista score is incorrect, you can also refer to the following to check the Windows Vista scores and try the methods to see if the score will change.

     

    The Windows Experience Index rating may inherit an incorrect value after you make a change to your computer's hardware configuration or you start Windows Vista for the first time

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/933478

     

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Monday, July 20, 2009 7:47 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for the additional info. Is there a possibility somebody on the forum can submit their scores please for a smiliar system maybe for comparison sake?

    By the way - is there a way to export this info into a text delimanted file or even normal file.
    Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:49 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for you update.

     

    To export this information, please try the following:

     

    For Windows Vista:

    1.    Go to “Control Panel\ Performance Information and Tools”.

    You can open a explorer window, copy and paste this path to the address bar and press Enter to get this directly.

     

    2.    Click the link “View and print details”.

    3.    In the new “opened Performance Information and Tools” window, press “CTRL+A” to select all the contents, then press “CTRL+C” to copy all of them, paste and save the information to a Word document.

     

    For Windows 7:

     

    1.    Go to “Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Performance Information and Tools”.

    2.    Click the link “View and print detailed performance and system information”.

    3.    In the new opened “Performance Information and Tools” window, copy, paste and save the information to a Word document.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 11:03 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

     

    I just want to see how everything is going. If you have any questions or concerns on the recent information I've provided you, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Thursday, July 30, 2009 11:17 AM
    Moderator
  • Performance Index does not serve any real value. There is no compharison feature in place that can list all machines of  same hardware specs or similiar hardware specs with their respective value. With all the data that gets send to Microsoft there should be room to send it to a central location in order for users able to compare their results. Somthing similiar like 3dMark's ORB.

    Point in case is my thread - large amount of people on the forum run Vista but could not be bothered with the performance index although it is a great idea and concept to have something like this build in and one can run individual test seperatly.

    Surely there must be somebody with similiar specs that is willing to share his/her score?

    Monday, August 3, 2009 7:18 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Thank you for you update.

     

    I just hope you can see the second paragraph on the following article:

     

    Engineering the Windows 7 “Windows Experience Index”

     

    Just as it says “it is best used as a relative measure and should not be used to compare one measure to another.”, I also consider this score is just a reference. If the computer is stable and powerful enough to help us finish the tasks, I think it should be a good one and I think you may also think so.

     

    I just notice you just mentioned the score issue, based on my research and understanding, it should be a normal behavior. At this time, I also would like to know if you have other questions or if the computer encounters some other problems; if so, please feel free to let me know.

     

    Thanks.


    Nicholas Li - MSFT
    Tuesday, August 18, 2009 6:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Well aside having quirks with the Hybrid SLI as roughly highlted in here:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/9fd49899-10d5-4764-9bd2-69ac270ec873

    I am going to post my Windows 7 RTM scores and hope there is somebody else on the forum with similiar or same hardware to verify. 
    Tuesday, September 8, 2009 8:02 PM
  • My CPU score is also vastly different when in Vista and Windows7 rtm.  I dont have my Vista score handy, but my results are similar to yours. Disregard my graphics score as I have my shader and memory clocks cranked up slightly (Gaming graphics is normally 5.1). 

    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9300 @ 2.50GHz 6.1
    5.4
      Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
    Graphics NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M 5.9
    Gaming graphics 2015 MB Total available graphics memory 5.4
    Primary hard disk 21GB Free (93GB Total) 5.6
    Windows 7 Ultimate

    System  
      Manufacturer LENOVO
      Model 6459CTO
      Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
      System type 64-bit operating system
      Number of processor cores 2
    Storage  
      Total size of hard disk(s) 93 GB
      Disk partition (C:) 21 GB Free (93 GB Total)
      Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
    Graphics  
      Display adapter type NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
      Total available graphics memory 2015 MB
            Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
            Dedicated system memory 0 MB
            Shared system memory 1759 MB
      Display adapter driver version 8.16.11.8694
      Primary monitor resolution 1680x1050
      DirectX version DirectX 10
    Network  
      Network Adapter Intel(R) 82566MM Gigabit Network Connection
      Network Adapter Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
      Network Adapter Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
      Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport
      Network Adapter VirtualBox Bridged Networking Driver Miniport
      Network Adapter VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter
    Notes  
      The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.
    Wednesday, October 7, 2009 6:57 PM
  • More details about my computer

    Component Details Subscore Base score
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz 6.0
    4.8
      Determined by lowest subscore
    Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB 5.9
    Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9200MGS + GF 9400MG) 5.9
    Gaming graphics 1919 MB Total available graphics memory 4.8
    Primary hard disk 154GB Free (244GB Total) 5.8
    Windows 7 Professional

    System  
      Manufacturer Dell Inc.
      Model Studio XPS 1340
      Total amount of system memory 4.00 GB RAM
      System type 64-bit operating system
      Number of processor cores 2
    Storage  
      Total size of hard disk(s) 244 GB
      Disk partition (C:) 154 GB Free (244 GB Total)
      Media drive (D:) CD/DVD
    Graphics  
      Display adapter type NVIDIA GeForce 9500M (GF 9200MGS + GF 9400MG)
      Total available graphics memory 1919 MB
            Dedicated graphics memory 256 MB
            Dedicated system memory 0 MB
            Shared system memory 1663 MB
      Display adapter driver version 7.15.11.7982
      Primary monitor resolution 1280x800
      DirectX version DirectX 10
    Network  
      Network Adapter Dell Wireless 1515 Wireless-N Adapter
      Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
    Notes  
      The gaming graphics score is based on the primary graphics adapter. If this system has linked or multiple graphics adapters, some software applications may see additional performance benefits.




     
    Thursday, October 8, 2009 12:56 PM