Show us your WEI

My clevo notebook with Win8:

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GPU: Intel HD4000 + GF 660M GTX
HDD: Crucial M4 128 GB
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    None

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    DIY
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K @4.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Maximus VII Gene
    Memory
    16GB A-DATA DDR3-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte GTX 970 Gaming G1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    QNIX QX2710
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 840 series 250GB
    Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB (Data)
    Western Digital Caviar Green WD30EZRX-00DC0B0 3TB (Backup)
    PSU
    Silversonte G series 750W
    Case
    Silverstone Sugo SG09
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12S
    Keyboard
    Generic
    Mouse
    Logitech G602
    Internet Speed
    200Mbps/200Mbps Fibre
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
Nice scores/rig :drool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,
I don't trust the WEI. It's based on your lowest score. Why not average the score?

Actually this is not at all a rating of your true Windows Experience, but rather a rating of your combined hardware specs. They don't take into account fighting with windows UI like the Metro or whatever they are calling it now. They forced you ( out the box) to hit many more buttons to do the same things you can do in Win 7 for fewer buttons. This ruins the Windows Experience for me.

I'm going to do everything I can to make Windows 8, work like Windows 7. I may be resigned to deleting this partition and installing Windows 7 instead if I cant get this thing to take all my tweaks the way I need it to.

Therefore the WEI is a sham and not ever to be trusted. We need a better rating system, one that takes real time user experience into account that also includes ease of use and operating system design. The WEI I believe was designed on a faulty benchmark scheme more for bragging rights than any real tally of user experience. They don't even detail how they arrive at those numbers for each area.

As shown in z3r010's post, Microsoft assumes incorrectly that if you have better hardware with higher specs you will have a better Windows Experience. This is BS and doesn't take the faulty design/ease of use of the operating system into account at all. The WEI is nothing more than psychological manipulation to try to get more people to buy more expensive hardware IMO. Certainly looks that way to me.

I have high 6's and 7's with one 5.9 and my lowest 4.6 for desktop graphics - Are you freaking kidding me? My AMD A-8 quad core with 8 gigs of ram coupled with my discrete ATI Radeon 7640G with 2 gigs of video ram makes this puppy sing and dance. Desktop Graphics low score? I can play FarCry3 on high settings, do video editing, and have Firefox open with 300 active tabs and no slow downs at the same time. This is out the box, I have yet to make major tweaks like permanently disabling tons of unneeded Microsoft services - I'd give my rig a solid 8.0 for user experience and I'd be Right. ( I auto logon and bypass the lock screen/start screen/ metro screen with Classic Shell) - The WEI Is a Lie.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion G7-2251dx
    CPU
    AMD A-8 4500M
    Memory
    8 Gigabytes DDR3 sdram
    Graphics Card(s)
    Discrete ATI Radeon HD 7640G with 2 Gigs
    Sound Card
    IDT Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900
    Hard Drives
    500 gig
    Internet Speed
    3.5 mb/sec
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Here's mine
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Bulit it myself
    CPU
    Intel i7 960
    Motherboard
    Asus P6X58D Premium Motherboard
    Memory
    6 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce GTX 460
Here's Mine...!:D
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro Retail x64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built (by me)
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.97GHz
    Motherboard
    DX58SO
    Memory
    Corsair 6GB DDR3 (1333Mhz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 (2GB)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value (24bit internal)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" Samsung Sync Master B2230 (1920*1080)
    Screen Resolution
    1920*1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 500gb
    PSU
    i ball 550W
    Case
    i ball (Work Horse)
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 700 v2.0
    Mouse
    Microsoft Wireless Mouse 700 v2.0
    Internet Speed
    1MB
I think I win. This is like golf right. You want a low score here it is.:shock:

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Here is my other it didn't do as well.:(

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I just noticed it says memory = 15.9 gb. What is that about should be 16 gb?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 32 & 64 bit w/ some Linux VMs

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Y520
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 7300HQ
    Motherboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Memory
    4GB DDR4-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 (2)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Seagate 1TB 5400 RPM
    Keyboard
    OEM Lenovo
    Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Core
    Internet Speed
    100 Mbps
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Other Info
    PC:

    AMD Athlon X4 760K
    8GB DDR3-1866
    AMD Radeon RX 460
    Seagate 500 GB 7200 RPM
I wasn't even planning to post in this thread, but out of curiosity I decided to run the WEI tests. My system freezes solid at the "Direct3D 9 Desktop Assessment." No keyboard or mouse. Not even the hardware reset button on the computer case would work. Had to press the power button until power was cut to the motherboard.

Rebooted, and it repeated. Not really interested in trying a third time, but curious why it causes my system to freeze.

Wonderful. (not)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    i3-3225
    Motherboard
    H77M-D3H (micro-ATX)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    none (Intel HD4000 IGP)
    Sound Card
    mobo integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U2312HM & Samsung 171N
    Screen Resolution
    1080x1920 (portrait) & 1280x1024
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520, 120GB SSD
    Kingston SNV425S2 64GB SSD
    WD WD10EARS 1GB HDD
    PSU
    Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 460W
    Case
    Silverstone TJ-08E
    Cooling
    Intel stock HSF
    Keyboard
    Logitech K260
    Mouse
    Logitech M210
    Internet Speed
    10Mbps/1Mbps DOCSIS
Mine:

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dwarf Dwf/11/2012 r09/2013
    CPU
    Intel Core-i5-3570K 4-core @ 3.4GHz (Ivy Bridge) (OC 4.2GHz)
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4-M
    Memory
    4 x 4GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B (16GB)
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX770 Gaming OC 2GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition on board solution (ALC 898)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic VA1912w Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1440x900
    Hard Drives
    OCZ Agility 3 120GB SATA III x2 (RAID 0)
    Samsung HD501LJ 500GB SATA II x2
    Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 1TB SATA II
    Iomega 1.5TB Ext USB 2.0
    WD 2.0TB Ext USB 3.0
    PSU
    XFX Pro Series 850W Semi-Modular
    Case
    Gigabyte IF233
    Cooling
    1 x 120mm Front Inlet 1 x 120mm Rear Exhaust
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Comfort Curve Keyboard 3000 (USB)
    Mouse
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000 for Business (USB)
    Internet Speed
    NetGear DG834Gv3 ADSL Modem/Router (Ethernet) ~4.0 Mb/sec (O2)
    Browser
    IE 11
    Antivirus
    Avast! 8.0.1497 MalwareBytes 1.75.0.1300
    Other Info
    Optical Drive: HL-DT-ST BD-RE BH10LS30 SATA Bluray
    Lexmark S305 Printer/Scanner/Copier (USB)
    WEI Score: 8.1/8.1/8.5/8.5/8.25
    Asus Eee PC 1011PX Netbook (Windows 7 x86 Starter)
Nice scores, great rig :cool:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,
Here is my Win 8 WEI (its 7.6 in Win 7 for the same hardware). The Video card is a Sapphire HD7770.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Built
    CPU
    i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero
    Memory
    16 Gb G Skill TridentZ DDR4 3400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel (i7 CPU)
    Sound Card
    RealTek Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    27" Dell SE2717HR
    Screen Resolution
    1920X1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB Samsung 850 SSD, 3TB for backups
    PSU
    EVGA Supernova 750 G2
    Case
    BeQuiet Silent Base 600
    Cooling
    Deepcool Captain 120EX
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Cable - 100MB Downlink
    Browser
    Edge/Firefox
    Antivirus
    Microsoft
    Other Info
    Sonar Platinum 64 bit recording studio software with MOTU 896Mk3 Hybrid recording interface unit.
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MB purchase date 6/1/2010, old hardware
Evga SR-2
Two 6 core XEON CPUs Overclocked to 4446MHz, HT off, stopped here because WEI score was not increasing.
Memory 12 Gigs OCZ Gold 2000 10 10 10 30
Two Evga 680 4GB in SLI
Latest EVGA Video Card Drivers 310.61
3D settings at Maximum Performance
Using Precision X, set power target to 124%
Windows 8 Optimized for performance
Corsair SSD 180 GIG Force GT, Optimized
SSD using old Windows 7 driver, no Windows 8 Controller driver yet, so should go up to about 8.2.
Power Supply BFG 1200
Air Cooled with two Noctua D-14s
Home Made Lexan Tech Station
I got the same score with one 680 Video card as I did with two 680s in sli, no change in score
I got the same score at 12 x 4446 MHz as I did with about 12 x 4100 MHz, no change in score as I went up in overclock
Lots of nice rigs posted here.
I have YouTube videos with this system, they are running chess programs, old.
I am ready for another build.
Maybe 2 x 10 overclocked or 2 x 8 overclocked.
Windows 8 runs fine for me, no bugs so far.
Merry Christmas to all my Computer Geek friends and as for the normal people here---you have a good day too.
kgburcham
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made Model #15
    CPU
    Xeon 6 core
    Motherboard
    EVGA SR-2
    Memory
    12 Gigs OCZ Gold 2000
    Graphics Card(s)
    Two EVGA SLI 680 4GB
Unfortunately, I'm under the impression that anyone with higher than an 8.3 for graphics has hacked their WEI (considering the 7970 Matrix Platinum only gets an 8.3 and it is the fastest single GPU card on the market).

I guess in theory it's plausible that someone might have more than a 9.0 with processor, considering the Xeon and Extreme editions.

Moving my RAM from 1600MHz to 2400MHz only increased the score from 7.8 to 8.1.
My i5-3570K is overclocked to 4.4GHz and manages an 8.0, barely (4.2 is only a 7.9).
My Solid-State Drive was only getting 7.9s until I used the Samsung Magician to optimize it, at which point it got an 8.0 also.
My graphics card is a Radeon HD 7950, which achieves 8.1 in both graphics categories -- I'm under the impression that MOST high-end graphics cards will only achieve an 8.1.

A GTX690 WILL NOT ACHIEVE HIGHER THAN 8.1 (due to GTX680 lightning edition only getting an 8.1 and the WEI running only off single GPUs).

Anyway, here are my results. I am very pleased with them and, to be honest, I think anyone with a 9.0 or above in the graphics card area is just being stupid (unless perhaps Quadro's get higher performance? I'm not sure). You would need a HELL of an SSD to get above 8.5. You would need an incredible CPU (such as dual six-cores overclocked at 4.1GHz) to even get a 9.1.

RAM is a bit tricky; I think Microsoft leans more toward certain makes and models of RAM rather than the actual RAM speeds -- Some RAM models at 2000MHz achieve the same or better than some RAM at 2400MHz.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro
    System Manufacturer/Model
    OEM
    CPU
    i5-3570K
    Motherboard
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4
    Memory
    G.Skill RipjawsZ - 16GB DDR3-2400
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte HD 7950 "Windforce" Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Acer S221HQL
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 830 Solid-State Drive - 120GB
    Seagate Internal HDD - 1TB
    Seagate External HDD - 1TB
    PSU
    Antec HCG 750W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
    Cooling
    Deepcool Gammaxx 300
    Keyboard
    Razer Lycosa
    Mouse
    Razer Orochi
    Internet Speed
    4Mb/s
    Other Info
    I live in semi-Rural Australia, which is why my internet is so atrocious.
All are nice scores and great rigs.

Welcome to Eight Forums kgburcham and Dimitri.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64/ Windows 7 Ult x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    76~2.0
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570K 4.6GHz
    Motherboard
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X UD3H f18
    Memory
    8GB (2X4GB) DDR3 1600 CORSAIR Vengeance CL8 1.5v
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire HD 7770 Vapor-X 1GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Onboard VIA VT2021
    Monitor(s) Displays
    22" LCD Dell SP2208WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Samaung 840Pro 128GB, Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb, Seagate 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32mb,
    PSU
    Corsair HX650W
    Case
    Cooler Master Storm Scout
    Cooling
    Corsair H80 w/Noctua NF P12 12cm fan, case fans 2X14cm
    Keyboard
    Logitech Wave
    Mouse
    CM Sentinel
    Internet Speed
    Abysmal
    Browser
    Opera Next
    Other Info
    Dell Venue 8Pro: Baytrail Z3740D, 2GB Ram, 64GB HDD, 8" IPS Display 1280 x 800, Active Stylus.
    Haswell laptop: HP Envy 17t-j, i7-4700MQ, GeForce 740M 2GB DDR3, 17.3" Full HD 1920x1080, 16GB RAM, Samsung 840 Pro 128GB, 1TB Hitachi 7200 HDD,
    Desktop: eSATA ports,
    External eSATA Seagate 500GB SATA2 7200rpm,
Ok, I'm not very computer savvy compared to everyone in here, but I thought my brand new computer would score a bit better than it did and the Display Adapter Type listed says Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, but I know there's a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5 as well. It's the first time I bought something more than a crappy E Machine on my own and frankly I thought for what I spent it would score a bit better. Is there a way to improve the scores? Did the 32GB SSD help this score at all?
 

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS One 2710 Touch
    CPU
    i7-3770s
    Memory
    16GB
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Hi, gang- 1st post & new to Win8. Got a new Dell 17R with the i73630QM, 8GB 5400 DDR3 & an Nvidia 650M 2GB DDR5. The HDD seems to be the weak point, & I may look into an SSD to tune it up a bit. Still going through a few growing pains with this new OS, and look forward to getting tips from all of you.

-Bo

Hey, I just noticed the WEI didn't notice the Nvidia card & instead graded the intregrated HD 4000. :huh:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win8 Pro 64bit
Finally found a combination that would raise the cpu score.
kgburcham


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made Model #15
    CPU
    Xeon 6 core
    Motherboard
    EVGA SR-2
    Memory
    12 Gigs OCZ Gold 2000
    Graphics Card(s)
    Two EVGA SLI 680 4GB
had trouble with last image too small using photobucket.
Hopefully this post is better quality.

Windows 8 WEI
12 core SR-2 overclocked
EVGA 680 4GB SLI (seems wei only sees one video card)
SSD Corsair Force GT
kgburcham


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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Pro 64
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Made Model #15
    CPU
    Xeon 6 core
    Motherboard
    EVGA SR-2
    Memory
    12 Gigs OCZ Gold 2000
    Graphics Card(s)
    Two EVGA SLI 680 4GB
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