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Windows experience index only at 5.9? Expected 7.9. Good specs.

AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz
GTX 770 1.14GHz
DDR3-1600 2x4 RAM
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM

Seems like this should be higher. Its a pretty good computer right?
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  1. Best answer
    It's 5.9 due to the HDD.
    Check the values for CPU, memory and graphics. They should be higher.
  2. First - some time ago Microsoft decided in their great wisdom to max mechanical hard drives at 5.9 regardless of how good they were, only SSDs will score higher.

    Second - The Windows Experience Index is not a good measure of performance of your system, you're better with the likes of 3dmark and pcmark.
  3. I have an absolute screaming system for gaming and it doesn't score 7.9. Not sure how they calculate it.
  4. I also think they cap the overall score at the lowest subsystem's score.
  5. pauls3743 said:
    First - some time ago Microsoft decided in their great wisdom to max mechanical hard drives at 5.9 regardless of how good they were, only SSDs will score higher.

    Second - The Windows Experience Index is not a good measure of performance of your system, you're better with the likes of 3dmark and pcmark.

    Microsoft and Great Wisdom do not belong in the same sentence.
  6. AxlMyk said:
    Microsoft and Great Wisdom do not belong in the same sentence.


    Check the meaning of "sarcasm" next time you're near a dictionary.
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