Windows 10: did 10 artificially inflate my wei number?

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home x64
       11 Mar 2016 #1

    did 10 artificially inflate my wei number?


    strange, I only have a older 1gb radeon 7770 DDR5 video card, under windows 8 and latest drivers it got something like 7.5 for gaming graphics, under windows 8.1 it went to like 7.9 but under windows 10, it says 9.9 for gaming graphics, that cannot be right, especially for a card a few years old compared to new cards on the market, anyone else notice similar?
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  2.    13 Mar 2016 #2

    WEI has never been any good as benchmark.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       18 Mar 2016 #3

    jeff69dini said: View Post
    strange, I only have a older 1gb radeon 7770 DDR5 video card, under windows 8 and latest drivers it got something like 7.5 for gaming graphics, under windows 8.1 it went to like 7.9 but under windows 10, it says 9.9 for gaming graphics, that cannot be right, especially for a card a few years old compared to new cards on the market, anyone else notice similar?
    Notice the pattern. Whatever version of Windows you have, you notice that it is always just below the version number of Windows.

    Windows 8 (goes up to 7.x or whatever WEI)
    Windows 8.1 (goes up to 7.9 or whatever WEI)
    Windows 10 (goes up to 9.9 or whatever WEI)

    Always just shy of the major version number of Windows.

    Clever, right? Yeah not really.
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  4.    18 Mar 2016 #4

    Also deadly inaccurate and useless !
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  5.    18 Mar 2016 #5

    I doubt that the question can be answered with any degree of certainty.

    The operation of WEI has been described only in very general terms with most of the details undocumented. I doubt that WEI has changed much in Windows 10 but there have been a number of changes that influence performance. I suspect that one or more of these have changed the WEI score.

    Using a single number to describe the complex performance characteristics of a modern video system is marginally useful at best and strange results are not unusual. There have been cases where identical computers have produced significantly different WEI scores.
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  6.    18 Mar 2016 #6

    I've looked for WEI and couldn't find it, how do you even run it in Windows 10?
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  7.    19 Mar 2016 #7

    It means nothing in the real world, so don't worry about it.
    Microsoft also changed the way it came up with the scores in different versions of windows , so you cant compare them anyway.
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  •    19 Mar 2016 #8

    I realize that but it's kind of an OCD thing now since I can't find it... so how do we use it in W10?
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 (1709)
       19 Mar 2016 #9

    It's quite possible it changed because of the new DirectX 12.
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       19 Mar 2016 #10

    vgchat said: View Post
    I've looked for WEI and couldn't find it, how do you even run it in Windows 10?
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