09-07-2011 09:34 PM - edited 09-07-2011 09:35 PM
Just a heads up for people looking to get a little more performance from the Intel on CPU graphics...
I noticed that Lenovo has updated the Intel graphics drivers to version 184.108.40.2068: http://download.lenovo.com/lenovo/content/ddfm/MIGR-77280.html
My i5 X220 Win 7 x64 machine had 220.127.116.112 installed, and I decided to go ahead and install the recent update.
After installing this and rebooting, I re-ran the Windows Experience Index assessment and noticed that the Graphics subscore has moved to 6.3 from the prior 5.9. The Gaming graphics subscore remains the same as before at 6.3. I haven't noticed any day to day difference yet, but perhaps others will.
Note that this update isn't showing up in Lenovo System Update (at least not for me anyway). But you can manually download and install from the link above.
09-08-2011 03:33 AM
09-08-2011 06:53 AM
I'm not sure why they would be so different... Are you running on battery? Mine is powered via 65W adapter through UltraSeries 3 base. Mine is a 4286 CTO with i5-2520M (2.5 GHz). I am using UEFI instead of legacy BIOS.
I don't think it should make a difference, but just in case it does, here is more info on my laptop: extra DIMM (3rd party) installed bringing RAM to 8 GB. BIOS 1.20. mSATA SSD (MyDigitalSSD 64 GB) is startup disk, but ProgramData and Users are on 320 GB drive. Both drives use BitLocker drive encryption (via TPM). The system takes a long time to post (at power on and with reboot) due to Lenovo's problems in the firmware. OS is Win 7 x64 Ultimate. The X220 lid is closed. The laptop is connected to a 1920x1200 display via DisplayPort-DVI adapter
After the computer rebooted I waited a few minutes for Windows services to settle down before starting the WEI assessments.
09-08-2011 03:47 PM
09-08-2011 04:22 PM