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    Vista Ratings

    Just a thought: I assume those of us on Vista have tried and loved the "rate your system" thing, whatever it's called, where various facets of your system are marked out of 10 (I think: none of mine get that high).

    Might it be worth posting what our processors, HD's, ram are, together with their score? Might be helpful for matching top performing components.

    Ie: Athlon Skt 939 single core 4000+ non-overclocked: 4.7 (running from memory. I'll update when I get home)
    XFX 7800 GTX 256 meg: 5.8

    Etc.

    Or do variables like mobo make such an exercise pointless?

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    It would be interesting to see how this system worked. does it update it's criteria from MS at any point? if it doen't then the whole test is flawed. If you built a PC that scored a perfect 10 today, that same PC shouldn't then get 10 in a years time, because it would not be as good as the best PC you could build then.

    However, if it does this well it could be an easy way for people to see if software, mainly games to be honest, will work with their system. Although they wil have to remember to re-run the test as a 10 won't always be a 10.

    But then you get people complaining that they are loosing power over time

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by Funkstar View Post
    It would be interesting to see how this system worked. does it update it's criteria from MS at any point? if it doen't then the whole test is flawed. If you built a PC that scored a perfect 10 today, that same PC shouldn't then get 10 in a years time, because it would not be as good as the best PC you could build then.
    My understanding is that while 5.9 is the maximum score achievable at the moment, this will be increased over time as more powerful machines become available.

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Interesting... hadn't thought about it that way... in some ways, I would say that if a really really top end machine NOW is capable of running Vista smoothly, then if that gave it a 10, that mark should persist as it will still be able to function at that level for vista purposes in future.

    But it's a good point that advances must be catered for. Perhaps mark things out of 10 now, then increase to out of 100 in a years time, with today's 10s remaining at 10?

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    But it's a good point that advances must be catered for. Perhaps mark things out of 10 now, then increase to out of 100 in a years time, with today's 10s remaining at 10?
    I think that's what they are doing, except they are marking them out of 5.9 at the moment instead.

    The idea is that you can look at a piece of software and it's recommended performance level and gauge whether your machine will run it well or not. In which case, the scores have to stand, as the performance level of an older piece of software will not increase with time.

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Cool. Right, who's going first then? I would, but I'm at work, and my rig is at home. I'll be able to provide an interesting comparison between the mobile processor in my laptop (Acer 6750) and my desktop...

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by Shooty* View Post
    Just a thought: I assume those of us on Vista have tried and loved the "rate your system" thing, whatever it's called, where various facets of your system are marked out of 10 (I think: none of mine get that high).

    Might it be worth posting what our processors, HD's, ram are, together with their score? Might be helpful for matching top performing components.

    Ie: Athlon Skt 939 single core 4000+ non-overclocked: 4.7 (running from memory. I'll update when I get home)
    XFX 7800 GTX 256 meg: 5.8

    Etc.

    Or do variables like mobo make such an exercise pointless?
    This has been done to death in previous threads...Take a look at the archives and you will find them.

    Each section is marked out of 5.9
    The lowest attained score is the one you get as a full score.
    Last edited by Blitzen; 12-10-2007 at 11:44 AM.

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    To start off:

    Processor - 5.1
    Ram - 5.9
    Graphics - 5.9
    Gaming Graphics - 5.9
    Harddisk - 5.6

    I think that this rating system doesn't measure appropriately as all my components are definitely not top of the line therefore shouldnt be getting the highest mark (that is 5.9)

    See 'My System' for specs

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    IMHO 5.9's not high enough, my rig <----- gets 5.9 in everything except gaming graphics which it gets a 5.8 in and its only an x1950Pro...

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Something not entirely related, but does Vista feel awfully sluggish with a single core processor? I just installed Vista on my single core Athlon 64 and boy does it feel sluggish..
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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen View Post
    Something not entirely related, but does Vista feel awfully sluggish with a single core processor? I just installed Vista on my single core Athlon 64 and boy does it feel sluggish..
    It will feel a lot better on multi-core - but then so does XP Vista is designed to scale better than XP for multicore though. It's fine on my single-core P4 here (albeit with it's pretend hyperthreading rubbish) all the same though.
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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyen View Post
    Something not entirely related, but does Vista feel awfully sluggish with a single core processor? I just installed Vista on my single core Athlon 64 and boy does it feel sluggish..
    It feels sluggish comapred to XP regardelss of the processor. I've been running a quad at 3.8Ghz and it is still slow...change to XP and it is lightning fast.

    This is with 2 or 4GiB of RAM.

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by fat jez View Post
    My understanding is that while 5.9 is the maximum score achievable at the moment, this will be increased over time as more powerful machines become available.

    Cheers,
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    Ineresting, thanks for that. thats a senario i hadn't cosiddered.

    (why can't you remove thanks from a post, ended up thanking you twice as i didnt scroll up far enough )

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    2GB memory for mine, I dont think being 4x512MB makes any difference..

    Just feels rather sluggish on startup, or transitioning from one program to another.. real media / windows media dont play all that well (choppy sounds and hiccups) even with just Office2007 on the background..

    Though it will play rather well if I close literally everything..
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    Re: Vista Ratings

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    IMHO 5.9's not high enough, my rig <----- gets 5.9 in everything except gaming graphics which it gets a 5.8 in and its only an x1950Pro...
    Vista made your e-Penis larger congratulations!

    Yea uhm the score only goes up to 5.9 right now, and TBPH Vista ratings are useless, it doesn't supply you with any valuable information whatsoever other than a number, and to Mr. Huge Vista gave me a bigger e-Penis guy quoted here Congrats..

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    Re: Vista Ratings

    e-Penis, not heard that one before...

    My point was its a crap rating system, which strange as it seems appears to be the same point you were getting across although you deemed it necessary to try and be insulting...

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