03-28-2013 09:21 AM
I have an Ideapad Z575 & Z580.
The Z575 runs Win7, 8GB RAM, i5-2450M with Intel HD Graphics 3000.
The Z580 runs Win8, 6GB RAM, i5-3210M with Intel HD Graphics 4000.
In performance testing using Microsoft Experience Index, the Intel 3000 got a
Graphics score of 6.3. The Intel 4000 got a Graphics score of 4.9.
Both operating systems have been updated as well as downloading the latest Intel drivers.
What I can't understand is the performance of the Intel 4000 which should be better than 3000. Unless the Win8 implementation is poor.
03-28-2013 09:40 AM
My HD4000 in Win7 x64 with the same i5-3210M gets WEI of 6.5 for graphics and gaming, I dont have Win8, maybe Microsoft have reduced the WEI score in Win8 to account for new hardware, as 7.9 was the max in Win7 and my SSD got 7.9
03-28-2013 10:47 AM