What are you guys with i5/i7 2500/2600K's getting for Windows Experience Index scores at default settings
Don't even bother lookign at the windows index.
Its the most stupid benchmark for a PC's performance. Especially as how a HDD (the component with the smallest effect on overall performance) can ruin your score and give you an index of its own score.
The individual scores should be weighted.
Here's a good idea - we'll weight the scores out of 100.
CPU - 30, Graphics - 15, Gaming graphics - 30, Ram - 15, HDD - 10
I could even be more extreme with the weightings.
My Windows index is 5.9 - as determined by the HDD score.
Here are my scores:
CPU - 7.2, Mem - 7.6, Gfx - 7.5, Gaming gfx 7.5, HDD - 5.9
If we use the weightings above in this formula:
((CPU x 30)+(mem x 15)+(Gfx x 15)+(Gaming x 30)+(HDD x 10)) / 100
I then get a score of 7.3 - much more representative of my machines actual performance.
Just noticed, the windows index score, shows my GTX570 as DirectX 10....