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WEI Base Score of 7.9

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June 21, 2011 4:45:32 AM

Hey everybody!
I just built my own "super computer" on a pretty cheap budget (<$800) and scored a WEI base score of 7.7! I'm wondering if it is possible to get a 7.9, and if so, what does it really take?

Here are my specs:
Intel Core i5-2500k Quad-Core Processor 3.3ghz, OC'd @ 4.6ghz
G-Skill 8gb (2x4gb) DDR3 1333mhz 7-7-7-21 RAM
HIS Radeon HD 6870 1gb GDDR5
Kingwin MK-750W Power Supply
Seagate 500gb 3gb/s 16mb 7200RPM Hard Drive
Crucial M4 64gb sata III mlc Solid State Drive
ASRock p67 Pro3 SE Intel 1155 atx motherboard

Benchmarked ratings:
Performance test 7.0 score: 3535.1

Windows Experience Index score:
CPU: 7.7
Ram: 7.7
Graphics: 7.8
Gaming Graphics: 7.8
Primary Hard Disk: 7.9

(I would post screenshots if I knew how, lol)

For a machine that costed me just under $800 (excluding case, monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, dvd drive, which I already had) I was quite impressed with the score and the performance of my system. But, my goal was 7.9. I only got one of those to that score, lol. What are your guys opinions on how I could've gotten the 7.9 score, if it's even possible. I assume the i7-2600k OC'd would maybe get the 7.9 for a cpu, but don't know for sure. And a GTX 570 would probably do the graphics some justice. Anyway, just curious on what are your thoughts on what a 7.9 system's specs are. Obviously it would've required > $800 budget, lol :) 

Thanks!
- Andy

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a b K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 5:17:26 AM

Well, these benchmarks are not based entirely on real world performance. For instance if you had a 6 core CPU running at 4.6 it may post a higher score, but would not be as good in game frame rates.
Hexacores are not useful for running a lot of software, a newer CPU like your i5 is a better performer for alot of applications.
I wouldn't worry too much about hitting 7.9, these things change every time new hardware comes out. In other words, after Ivy bridge comes out its possible your 7.7 could turn into a 7.5. So I'd just enjoy your kickass machine, knowing that no other CPU's are gonna help you game better.
a b K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 5:31:54 PM

I wouldn't put alot of stock into the WEI, it's nice to have a high number, but it's something that Microsoft keeps changing from time to time to reflect what they think will give you the best possible WINDOWS experience... anything over a 5 is enough for great experience.

If you are worried about real numbers, run other benchmarks that are out there

Buzznut is right, you could get up to 7.9, then a couple months later it'd be dropped down.

PS my comp is 6.9, but it's because i'm running a X3 445, my 460 GTX 768 runs at 7.6 and sniper 1600 ram is at 7.5 and SSD is 7.7 --- I know if I upgraded my X3, most likely the graphics & ram number would go up as well as they are kind of linked together - so its not usually just 1 thing to make numbers go up
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a c 286 K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 6:25:01 PM

CPU>7.9>i7-2600k or 980x with high overclocks
RAM>7.9>12GB low CL high frequency
GPU>7.9>2-way setup or above with high end GPUs
Primary disk>7.9>Crucial with SSD is the king in that part (I own one)
a c 100 K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 8:08:46 PM

WEI is, basically, garbage. If your only goal in building the PC was for a high WEI score... well... time to start learning. Run real benchmarks and compare real scores lol. You've got a pretty good rig there.
a c 286 K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 8:38:34 PM

wolfram23 said:
WEI is, basically, garbage. If your only goal in building the PC was for a high WEI score... well... time to start learning. Run real benchmarks and compare real scores lol. You've got a pretty good rig there.


Now is correct
a b K Overclocking
June 21, 2011 10:33:30 PM

Most people score 5.9, like myself, due to not having a SSD installed.
June 22, 2011 1:12:54 AM

Don't pay any attention to it my gaming system has 8gb of high end ddr3 it's WEI is 7.5 my Htpc has 4gb of Ocz platinum and it's WEI is 7.9.
July 2, 2011 5:13:19 AM

saint19 said:

GPU>7.9>2-way setup or above with high end GPUs

you dont need a crossfire or sli gpu setup to get a 7.9, my gtx 480 got 7.9 in graphics and gaming graphics.
a c 286 K Overclocking
July 2, 2011 5:30:29 AM

1mic said:
you dont need a crossfire or sli gpu setup to get a 7.9, my gtx 480 got 7.9 in graphics and gaming graphics.


Compare specs and you will see that an SLI get similar specs that your GTX 480.
a c 100 K Overclocking
July 3, 2011 2:40:14 AM

I don't think SLI will affect it. I turned off Crossfire and my score went from 7.7 to 7.8. Yes, it improved by disabling crossfire. What a great test hey? (sarcasm)
July 4, 2011 1:09:51 AM

You don't need more RAM you need faster RAM, Windows doesn't utilize more than 1 GPU so turning off SLI or xfire would help. OC the 2500k to ~5.2GHz and you will get a 7.9 in CPU
a c 286 K Overclocking
July 5, 2011 6:48:36 AM

wolfram23 said:
I don't think SLI will affect it. I turned off Crossfire and my score went from 7.7 to 7.8. Yes, it improved by disabling crossfire. What a great test hey? (sarcasm)


It's windows, everything is possible :lol: 
a b K Overclocking
July 7, 2011 4:31:48 PM

sowexly said:
You don't need more RAM you need faster RAM, Windows doesn't utilize more than 1 GPU so turning off SLI or xfire would help. OC the 2500k to ~5.2GHz and you will get a 7.9 in CPU


I have 4GB of DDR3 at 1754MHz and I score 7.8 for RAM.

And, yes, I agree, WEI is a waste of time.
July 7, 2011 9:25:16 PM

Yeah WEI is hilarious.

You can run the same components and get different scores from day to day, minute to minute.

My rig in my signature scores a 7.6 with the SSD being the weak point(all of the rest is 7.8)
a b K Overclocking
July 7, 2011 9:40:50 PM

elrui said:
Yeah WEI is hilarious.

You can run the same components and get different scores from day to day, minute to minute.

My rig in my signature scores a 7.6 with the SSD being the weak point(all of the rest is 7.8)


Haha yeah, I first got a rating of about 5.8 for my RAM (4GB, 1754MHz) and then ran the test a few weeks later and got 7.8...
July 21, 2011 10:30:06 PM

I have all 7.9 except cpu.



You can go to where I explained all my hardware.
I have a i7 920 running @ 4GHZ air cooled. I was just wondering if its possible to get a 7.9 without having to push the processor so high. Why would microsoft want you to do that anyway? There must be some tweaks out there.
a b K Overclocking
August 14, 2011 3:07:07 PM

Quote:
were we really discussing the WEI again.?
We are now :kaola: 

Yeah WEI isn't exactly the best benchmark suite in the world. I would run Everest or even 3dmark 11 as a baseline first.
a b K Overclocking
August 15, 2011 2:17:34 PM

The only benifit I find for WEI - It can Identify problems. (PS the only score that I have that seems to fluxuate is for the SSD and that is primarily do to the state of TRIM.
Ex: SSD scores lower than most -OPPS the Controller set to/changed to pcide.
...... Ram score seams low - Opps it running in single channel mode

As most have indicated, use real bench mark programs that simulate real real usage.
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a b K Overclocking
June 13, 2012 3:35:51 PM

what i dont get is, why 7.9? and 5.9 in vista, pretty random numbers i would say lol.
December 9, 2012 7:55:52 PM

saint19 said:
CPU>7.9>i7-2600k or 980x with high overclocks
RAM>7.9>12GB low CL high frequency
GPU>7.9>2-way setup or above with high end GPUs
Primary disk>7.9>Crucial with SSD is the king in that part (I own one)


560ti or 570 gtx or 7850 or 6950 i know these get 7.9
my rig gets a 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9
i have the 7850
January 25, 2014 9:35:27 AM

Don't know why...I used to get 7.3 for my 8Gb (4x2) Corsair Vengeance with the AMD A6-3650. Once I upgraded my CPU to Intel i5 4670, the RAM got the rating 7.9....!!! :D  I'm happpyyyyyy :p 
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