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Old 07-12-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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Question Windows Experience Index Question:

Here are my Windows Experience Index Scores:

Processor: 4.8
RAM: 5.3
Windows Aero Graphics: 4.4
Gaming Graphics: 4.8
Primary Hard Disk: 5.4

Base Score: 4.4

Now, how come I have such low "Aero" Graphics rating? I know it should be a little higher. The computer I'm talking about is in my sig. Is the most likely reason that I don't have a DX10 GPU? Or could it be ATi doesn't have drivers for my card that are 100% compatible with Vista yet?
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

I would be willing to bet it's the driver issue. My graphics score went up after getting new (non-microsoft) drivers for my 8800.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:35 AM   #3
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

Yeah, I thought so too. I did notice a jump from 4.1 to my current 4.4 between driver versions 7.5 and 7.6. I'm hoping ATi can get their drivers sorted out with Vista soon.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

Weird...I get a 5.9 with my X1800XT. Drivers are a good guess I'd say.
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

freestyler, is your X1800XT straight from ATi or is it Sapphire?

either way, it has GDDR 3 memory, im noticing. Mine only has GDDR 2

it also has 1500 mhz clock. mine only has 1380 mhz (memory clock)
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

ATI. 512MB GDDR3, not overclocked.
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

Yeah, I looked on Newegg and compared specs. Your card is MUCH better than mine hands down, and you can thank GDDR 3 memory and faster graphics processor for that, so that could also be the problem with mine.

Sad thing is.. on newegg, the X1800xt is only 30 dollars more than what I got my X1650 pro at best buy.
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Definately a driver issue. When I installed Vista my 8800GTS scored 1.0 and aero didn't work until I got the correct drivers installed.
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Default Re: Windows Experience Index Question:

So, guys, when do you think ATi will get their drivers 100% compatible with Vista? Or at least something close, I know most of the time there is no such thing as 100% compatible.
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freestyler, is your X1800XT straight from ATi or is it Sapphire?

either way, it has GDDR 3 memory, im noticing. Mine only has GDDR 2

it also has 1500 mhz clock. mine only has 1380 mhz (memory clock)
Saphire makes all ATI branded cards now
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