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Catalyst 10.3 and Windows Experience Index Rating

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March 28, 2010 9:45:06 AM

After Installing Catalyst 10.3 with updated driver for my HD4870, Windows Experience Index Rating of my Graphics reduced from 7.5 to 7.4.
Does anyone know why? thx
March 28, 2010 9:54:51 AM

Windows experience index means jack **** for example it says that my HD5850 clocked at 1Ghz core and 1200mem is 6.9 for gaming where as your getting 7.4 with a 4870 and obviously a 5850 is faster than a 4870.

What matters is 3dmark05












But seriously what matters is game performance, don't worry about windows experience index.
March 28, 2010 10:38:38 AM

Probably an evil scheme between ATi and MS to make you ditch your 4870 and get a new 5870. But seriously, the drivers must work worse for however Windows tests your GPU. I got a 7.2 rating with a HD 4770 @ stock on 10.1 drivers, and honestly I really wouldn't care what Windows says. I'd care what FRAPS says about Crysis.
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March 28, 2010 2:18:00 PM

Cmon people - ignore the Windows experience performance index. It is irrelevant - I doesnt mean anything. I dont even bother to look at it anymore.

Second, AMD listed the performance increase for 10.3 in their release notes. You know 5% equated to maybe 1 or 2 fps in a game - maybe. Your eyes cannot see that..

If you are above 60fps and playing on an LCD you cannot display that (ex the new 120+ refresh rate monitors)...
March 28, 2010 2:25:20 PM

And just to show its pointlessness, my 5850 (much lower OC than omg) scores something like 7.8 (I'll have to double check though).
March 28, 2010 4:28:30 PM

why care about WEI? :sweat: 
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