Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Jan 2009 12:32 UTC
Windows Windows Vista introduced the Windows Experience Index, a method of comparing relative performance of several key hardware components in your system. Users who installed the Windows 7 beta on machines that previouslt ran Vista, will notice that their WEI figures have changed. In the latest post on the Engineering 7 weblog, Microsoft explains what has changed between Vista and 7 when it comes to the Windows Experience Index.
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RE: Windows 7 64 Ultimate
by nutshell42 on Wed 21st Jan 2009 00:46 UTC in reply to "Windows 7 64 Ultimate"
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That score is just as ridiculous as it was in Vista.

Which is sad, because it might have helped to kill off those page-long system requirements on software and games.

Why are minor differences in RAM (in my case DDR2-800 rated at 6.7) as important as night-and-day differences in graphics (my 260 gets a 6.4 for gaming graphics)? In the end the WEI will continue to be ignored by everyone, I wonder why MS even bothers.

Btw. while we're talking about Windows 7:
Whoever told me that you can use middle-click on a taskbar entry to open a new window, thanks a lot. I didn't know that.

To Thom and the 3 other idiots who told me to use ctrl+n for a new window: Thanks for completely ignoring the point of my post (that I thought the taskbar lost an important feature).

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