Windows Experience Index (WEI) in Windows 7

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) was introduced in Windows Vista to provide one means across PCs to measure the relative performance of key hardware components. Like any index or benchmark, it is best used as a relative measure and should not be used to compare one measure to another. The overall Windows Experience Index (WEI) […]

The Windows Experience Index (WEI) was introduced in Windows Vista to provide one means across PCs to measure the relative performance of key hardware components. Like any index or benchmark, it is best used as a relative measure and should not be used to compare one measure to another. The overall Windows Experience Index (WEI) is defined to be the lowest of the five top-level WEI subscores, where each subscore is computed using a set of rules and a suite of system assessment tests. The five areas scored in Windows 7 are the same as they were in Vista and include:

Processor
Memory (RAM)
Graphics (general desktop work)
Gaming Graphics (typically 3D)
Primary Hard Disk

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