As a result, my Windows Experience Index is only 5.9, as shown below:
The reason? The disk transfer rate from my primary drive is the lowest score. If I had used the SSD, I’m sure I’d have a 6.4 score or better. I’m not 100% positive I have the best driver for video on my machine, but since I don’t game, and primarily write here, I won’t worry about it. The CPU and memory scores are pretty good.
I downloaded Geekbench as well, and ran that.
As a note, this is a Lenovo W510 that is about a year old. I upgraded to 16GB of RAM recently, but here are the specs I note:
- Core i7 CPU Q720, 1.6GHz
- 16GB RAM
- 500GB SATA 5400rpm drive
- 80GB Intel SSD
Overall, it seems snappier. I'll get some VMs running and see how those perform.