I had a doubt about how the Windows Experience Index assessment of processors worked. Like, does it make a difference in the rating if the processor has more cores but the same speed. Say, I have a hex core processor A with 3.8GHz and an 8 core processor with 3.8Ghz. Will there be a difference in the scores for both or will they be the same because they have the same speed?
Thanks for the quick reply obsama1 . Yeh it can't be used for judging the performance. But I was confused abt the number of cores making a difference in the score.
I'd appreciate it if someone could offer a bit more detailed explanation on no. of cores and speeds and its influence on WEI
Excellent description lol! The WEI takes calculations on a best-case scenario which rarely applies to real-world use. It is well-known that the CPU index score is the most controversial number in that test as it varies so greatly and achieving 7.9 is very difficult unless you have the best of the best. Like the FX8150 will score high because of its clock speed and "8 cores" that Windows sees. But then a stock 3570 could score close to it because it only has "4 cores" - yet we all know how this works out in real life use. The word I'm looking for is "potential" - and Microsoft places high ratings on this word alone.