560 beats a 580 on WEI?

Hey guys,

A couple of my friends just bought PC's and we were all set up at my house. For a laugh we decided to all run a Windows Experience Index test and the results were strange...


My friends 560ti (7.6) beats my 580 (6.0) ... WTF?

Well after receiving much piss-taking, I thought Id ask you lot why you think this was? Expecially seeing as before I ran the WEI it had it down as 7.8.

My specs are superior to his in almost every way (he has a stock i5 3450, compared to my i5 2500k @ 4.6 ghz for example)

Note: I realise WEI doesnt mean ***, but its still annoying! haha


Cheers,
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  1. Like you said it doesn't mean ****, Sometimes this happen as a bug in the WIN due to a pirated copy, and sometimes the nVidia drivers or AMD ones crash on a particular test so it allows WEI to give this score, you could have run 3D Mark all so that you could laugh at them :lol:
  2. As ilysaml, WEI means nothing. One day you can have a good score and another day you may not.
  3. Have you compared any real benchmarks?
  4. WEI is fun for shits and giggles, but isn't worth stressing out over. I've reinstalled my OS several times in the last year, mostly from trying out Win8. Using the same disc and same drivers (I keep a "fresh install files" folder around) I get different results for the same hardware each time.

    I've had my HD 6950 get anywhere from a 6.8 to 7.9. WEI is WEIrd.
  5. ^^^ I experience the same thing lol
  6. This thread is a good laugh to be honest lol.

    My brother's Corsair Nova 2 (not the best SSD) can score anywhere from 5.5 to 7.6 :lol:
  7. try fix it utilities or CCleaner, I had a similar problem my gtx 670 had a score of 4.2 lol.

    I fixed it with Fix it utilities,re-ran the assessment and it worked!

    I got a 7.9 after I re-ran it
  8. 7.4 WEI gtx 550ti.
  9. We need a thread for goofy WEI scores. Would be a great laugh. I'm sure some poor guy out there has a GTX 690 that got a 5.2 or something, lol.
  10. What memory are you using to get a 7.8? My lowly DDR3-1333 gets a 7.6, and my 2500k at 5.25 GHz only got me a 7.5, lol.
  11. 7.8 CPU
    7.8 RAM

    i7-2600k @4.5ghz
    Patriot Sector 7 @1333mhz
  12. 7.5 CPU, 7.5 RAM (DDR3 1066)
  13. 6.8 cpu (athlon 2 x3) 7.0 ram (4g DDR2 - 800mhz)

    :/
  14. 7.8 GPU Sapphire 5870
    7.4 CPU 965@3.8
  15. I have dual Radeon HD 6870's in Xfire and my WEI is always 7.8 regardless of whether the second card is inserted or not. Actually, it was 7.7 when I first installed one 6870. Then it went up to 7.8 after OC'ing and it hasn't changed since despite haveing a seond one inserted and disabling any OC. My conclusion was exactly what everyone else is saying, WEI is meaningless. However, when I ran 3Dmark 11, two cards most definitely beat one by almost a factor of two.
  16. Phenom 980 @ 4.2ghz 7.5

    8Gb ddr3 G skill Ram 7.5 ( i have two different rame speeds, one's tranfer rate is 12gbs and the other is 8gbs a second)

    Gtx 670 7.9
  17. JKatwyopc said:
    I have dual Radeon HD 6870's in Xfire and my WEI is always 7.8 regardless of whether the second card is inserted or not. Actually, it was 7.7 when I first installed one 6870. Then it went up to 7.8 after OC'ing and it hasn't changed since despite haveing a seond one inserted and disabling any OC. My conclusion was exactly what everyone else is saying, WEI is meaningless. However, when I ran 3Dmark 11, two cards most definitely beat one by almost a factor of two.


    WIE apparently doesn't support SLI/Crossfire :??:
  18. What the hell. It gives only 7.8 on my 580 as well. I mean the GTX 580 should definitely get a 7.9. Its true guys WEI is meaningless.
  19. lol, WEI is full of fun smiles :)
  20. Haha, I didnt think anyone replied to this because I didnt get any notifications!

    Funny to see you guys have had or have seen similar stupid WEI numbers

    Ill try a few things and see what I can get it to :P

    Cheers,
  21. 7.6 CPU, 7.9 RAM

    funny thing with CPU is that stock i5 2500k got me a 7.5, overclocking it to 4.6ghz got me to 7.6... then again, my 7970 has scored 7.9 on stock and 7.8 after OCing it to 1100mhz...
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