taschap Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:47pm
Why not use Windows Experience Index as another guide for game selection?
First post but serious question. Before spending hours downloading a game only to discover my laptop won't run it, I was wondering whether Steam could use the WEI as a guide for potential buyers. Even with the "Minimum and recommended requirements" it might be easier just to say "don't bother if your WEI is under 5" (or something like that). Anyway - it's just a thought from an old man who doesn't undertand technology but loves to play games. I'm happy to be corrected if my suggestion makes no sense or has no chance of working.
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ontelo Feb 24, 2014 @ 11:33pm 
WEI really is not a good benchmark meter. Its testing methods are inadequate and score is determined from the lowest value (Base score is determined by lowest subscore).

For example if your HDD is the slowest part of your computer, this will determine your whole score, when HDD speeds really do not matter in games.

Just read forums, check the minimum requirements or test game demo before buying.

Or you can try something like this:

It's better but not perfect.
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