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W500 only scored 4.6 on Vista sp1 x64?

2008-11-19, 9:00 AM

I am a pretty experieced user. I got the latest bios 1.1.9 and also the display driver, the switchable one. The video card is correctly recognized as 5700. I remembered the first day I got this laptop, the video card was not correctly recognized while it scored 5.9 on Aero and 5.3 on Gaming. 


Now both two score are around 4.6-4.7 with latest patches and updates from Lenovo and Microsoft. 


Hope your immediate help and explanations. 



Message Edited by jnsong on 11-19-2008 01:01 AM

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Re: W500 only scored 4.6 on Vista sp1 x64?

2008-11-19, 13:12 PM

I think vista tests only DirectX performance, while W500 meant to be user as cad workstation (Open GL).

New driver makes OpenGL faster but DirectX slower (games)


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Re: W500 only scored 4.6 on Vista sp1 x64?

2008-11-19, 14:42 PM

Make sure you swtich to high performance graphics mode and then re-run your score.  The score needs to be updated every time you switch graphics modes.  I have Vista 64 and a score in the mid 4's and just switched and reran and now i have 5.4 for my overall score.


The reason this occurs is because vista runs the score when you first boot with the new driver.  Durring boot the intel integrated graphics is running, the V5700 doesnt get turned on until you get to the desktop or switch.




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