The Windows Experience Index benchmark tool has been around since Microsoft first introduced Windows Vista. The benchmark measures your PC's performance and breaks it down into five categories: processor, memory, graphics, gaming graphics, and hard disk. Though it's not known as an especially accurate measure of PC performance, particularly when comparing scores with other systems, it can be a useful tool to identify a hardware deficiency.
Starting with Windows 8.1, Microsoft decided to remove the graphical interface to the Windows Experience Index. The underlying benchmark utility, known as the Windows System Assessment Tool (WinSAT), is still there … Read more