Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Windows 7 Experience Index and VMWare Workstation 7.0

Here’s the WEI for my Lenovo ThinkPad T410 (Core i7-620M, 4GB DDR3 RAM, 128GB 2nd Gen Samsung SSD) running Windows 7 Ultimate with latest drivers from Lenovo and the latest laptopvideo2go.com Modded INF for NVidia’s latest WHQL drivers (197.16) – only installed due to the instabilities with Lenovo’s supplied 188.25 ones.

And here’s the WEI for a Windows 7 Pro VM running inside VMWare Workstation 7.0.

Yes, the VM is running Aero with transparency! Also interesting to note that the host must be performing some VMDK caching for the increased score on the hard drive performance.

With these figures I’m going to be spending more time inside VMs than on the host. I was quite stunned to see how well the Internet Explorer 9 Preview ran – in particular the speed tests - inside the VM.

1 comment:

jithin jose said...

There is a tool available to change windows experience index..