what do the vista basic ratings go 2?

21 replies
Found 15th Dec 2008
is it like ice skating and goes to 6,0 or 10?
is 5.3 any good tho my graphix is rated at 5.9?
what does it all mean lol

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tree fiddy























but really its out of 6.

They go to 5.9. They might go higher with Vista SP2, but for the time being, 5.9's the highest you can get.

The number is meant to be an alternative to minimum specs, so whereas before you'd get minimum & recommneded CPU, RAM, GPU and the like, you now just get a single baseline number. It's a good thing, I suppose, since it simplifies matters. But barey any software uses the Vista system rating in the system requirements, so it's jsut like a primative and not-very-useful benchmark app which you can safely ignore.

Run this benchmark.. ]Clicky

the fact the vista system uses the 'lowest common denominator' rule is a bit rubbish too. my system gets between 5.5 and 5.9 for all but graphics as I have an onboard chip. Because of that I get a 3.5 overall but I know its just games and 3D it'll struggle to do - neither of which I use the laptop for, making their rating irrelevant.

chrishill;3774875

the fact the vista system uses the 'lowest common denominator' rule is a … the fact the vista system uses the 'lowest common denominator' rule is a bit rubbish too. my system gets between 5.5 and 5.9 for all but graphics as I have an onboard chip. Because of that I get a 3.5 overall but I know its just games and 3D it'll struggle to do - neither of which I use the laptop for, making their rating irrelevant.



Given the operating system uses a graphics hardware accelerated interface it makes a lot of sense to mark systems down overall for integrated graphics.

John

actually i was understanding that it was 10.....but have limited to 6 until hardware becomes more capable.

i'm pretty sure it goes upto 6.0

my PC is at 5.7
everything is 5.9 exept the CPU (E8400 3.0GHz)

Original Poster

my grafix rated at 5.9 but basic is is rated at 5.3 because of the hard drive and processer ther rest AT 5.9
SO MUST BE OK?
BONUS:)

cpu 5.1
ram 4.8
graphics 4.0
gaming graphics 4.8
hd 5.7

i got an 8400GS but never game with it so don't need better

Johnmcl7;3774948

Given the operating system uses a graphics hardware accelerated interface … Given the operating system uses a graphics hardware accelerated interface it makes a lot of sense to mark systems down overall for integrated graphics.John



agreed

Original Poster

faevilangel;3775648

cpu 5.1ram 4.8graphics 4.0gaming graphics 4.8hd 5.7i got an 8400GS but … cpu 5.1ram 4.8graphics 4.0gaming graphics 4.8hd 5.7i got an 8400GS but never game with it so don't need better



processor 5.3 - p8600 core 2 duo
ram 5.9 - 4bg ddr3
graphics 5.9 - 9600gt
hard disk 5.3 320 sata
i guess is ok-good?

http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/deathtrap3000/score.jpg

Do I win??

Original Poster

deathtrap3000;3776028

Do I win??



lol by a mile
was just after seeing what it goes up 2 i guess 10 by ur scores
what u running?
im only on a laptop im guessing ur desk?

unleashing1;3776050

lol by a milewas just after seeing what it goes up 2 i guess 10 by ur … lol by a milewas just after seeing what it goes up 2 i guess 10 by ur scoreswhat u running?im only on a laptop im guessing ur desk?



thats a fake ......


ms even say it only goes to 6.0 for time being ........

he would need a quad core, 8GB of ram, 2TB hd a 2GB graphics etc for that score :whistling:

Original Poster

ooooooooooo dirty cheat lol wasnt a iv a bigger ect thread was just seeing if id got a good upgrade on my "LAPTOP" lol
tho i have seen a core 2 quad on the rock site
nearly 3k tho lol

faevilangel;3776058

thats a fake ......



How did you know??
Pretty convincing though.

My real one is:
Laptop
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/deathtrap3000/laptop.jpg

Desktop
http://i297.photobucket.com/albums/mm219/deathtrap3000/desktop.jpg

Original Poster

ha ha i beat you gngngngngn lol

[QUOTE=deathtrap3000;3776081]How did you know??
Pretty convincing though.

it was for 10 secs, considering why the hell would you need a pc with a score of 9's and a quickl google sorts it out

Johnmcl7;3774948

Given the operating system uses a graphics hardware accelerated interface … Given the operating system uses a graphics hardware accelerated interface it makes a lot of sense to mark systems down overall for integrated graphics.John



how much extra graphics's capability does Aero actually need? My laptop absolutely flies with all the fancy bits turned on and was happily running dreamweaver, photoshop, firefox, IE and burning a CD in nero all at the same time last night with no noticeable slowdown.

The only downside to onboard that I can see, when you're not gaming, is shared memory, but I've not experienced any issues as yet.

for £370 im happy with my visat rating on my lappy

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y194/shanecr/vistascore.jpg
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