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Old 03-25-12, 07:43
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Default Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

What would the specs for ram have to be to get a score like 9.9???

Even better, what kind of specs for a hard drive would give you a 7.9 or 9.9?

Note: I don't play or care about w.o.w.

And I'm not looking for an answer like "According to M$ Help for Windows Performance Index:

"A computer with a base score of 6.0 or 7.0 has a faster hard disk, and can support high-end, graphics-intensive experiences, such as multilayer and 3‑D gaming and recording and playback of HDTV content."

What it is saying is that after you reach the 7.0+ level you are playing a numbers ego game. Basically, after this point it is merely like comparing pekker sizes in the junior high school locker room
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Although that's some good info and it may be true, it doesn't answer my questions.
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Possibly SSD?
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

that's what I thought, but more so what spec of the hard drive up's the ratting?

It's not the capacity idk if it's the rpm's either.

Same for ram, what spec in the rams specs change the ratting?
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

It is just Microsoft up to their usual games. Trying to make their OS out what it isn't.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

That does sound more likely.
Hyping up the new release.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

Sounds about right.

But I'd still like to know what specs up the ratting in ram and hard drives.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

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Sounds about right.

But I'd still like to know what specs up the ratting in ram and hard drives.
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6.0


Base scores of 6.0 and higher are not defined yet. They will be defined when the time comes and new innovations in hardware allow new capabilities. From past experience, it is expected this will happen at a rate of once every 12-18 months.
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows/a...epth-look.aspx

So there is no fixed number Microsoft just decides what score a computer should have as Browniz said.
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The Disk Score

The disk score measures disk bandwidth (in Mega Bytes per Second). The conversion to an index number is set up in a way that all modern disks will score at least 2.0.
Memory scores are measured using the bandwidth and amount and hard drives are measured using bandwidth.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

bandwidth meaning speed?
Example: Speed DDR3 1866
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bandwidth meaning speed?
Example: Speed DDR3 1866

Bandwidth is the total amount of data transferred through the memory over time.

E.G 26GB/s = Twenty six gigabytes per second

I can't find any more info on the MS hard drive test but hey usually follow this pattern write speed,read speed and access time.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

To add, 8 places everything into "Virtual" drives, which is due to MS is using Samba 2.2 (older version), that is why the "better" score.

All MS is trying to do, is "win" hearts over those using Linux, or wanting to move to Apple's OS-X platform. They even screwed with the scores on stating that their Cellphone OS is faster than others.
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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

I know my hard drive score went from 5.9 to 7.7 when I went to a SATA II SSD, then up to 7.9 when I put the SATA III Samsung in.

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Default Re: Windows hardware rating; windows 8 upped to 9.9 from 7's 7.9

I can put it this way:

On average, a "standard" platter HDD will run at somewhere between 100-150 MB/s, which usually gives you a max of 5.9 WEI. Your average bandwith on the SATA III SSD is about 500 MB/s, which scores a 7.9 no problem.

What gives you the score, is the bandwith data transfer rate of the drive.

Most likely what will get you a 9.9 will be the newest generation of PCIe SSD cards, which can transfer at 900-1000 MB/s.

How's that sound?

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