I have just replaced my old Nvidia 9500GT 512MB with an Nvidia GT610 2GB card. The result has seen my Windows Aero performance on the Windows Experience Index reduce from 5.4 to 4.2.
Not a good result.
System is Dell Vostro 430 with 8GB RAM running Windows 8 Pro. I have installed the latest driver for the new card.
Any explanation and solution?
Have you the latest drivers, if so have you tried deleting the drivers and rebooting to let them reinstall.
Yes. Uninstalled the display adapter in control panel, rebooted, and it reinstalled with the latest driver. No change to Windows Experience Score.
Peter: you've loaded the NVIDIA drivers, right (they run to about 100MB, from memory), and not allowed Windows to load default VGA drivers?
Latest driver installed v 220.127.116.112 dated 14/3/2013
In fact the driver installed by CD from last year gives score of 4.7, but new driver only gives 4.2
I cleaned out old drivers using Driver Cleaner Pro, and then had a new Aero score of 4.7. However when I installed the latest driver from Nvidia, it returned to 4.2 again.
I also ran a test with 3DMark which gave the following results:
Graphics Test 1
Graphics Test 2
Graphics Test 3
Graphics Test 4
The figures mean nothing to me, but without getting too complex, do they suggest my card is operating normally?
Peter i dont think the score is that important,a better way of looking at this issue is to ask yourself has game performance increased? if it has i wouldnt worry about the score
Found this about the windows 8 experience,lots of people are seeing the same problems
I may add too that the gt 610 is a low end graphics card its a rebadged gt 520,the newer 6 series are the much faster kepler models
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