Virtual performance better than physical

I just thought this was too funny. VMWare recently released version 7.1 of their workstation product and one the new features was improved performance of the display drivers for windows guests. So I decided to look at the Windows Experience Index of a Windows 7 guest (32 bits).

Now in order to appreciate the irony here you have to look at the WEI of my host system

The guest has a higher WEI than my host system! That’s pretty amazing actually, I could probably play a DirectX 9 game inside that virtual machine. Probably not Crysis but still, Half Life 2 or Team Fortress 2 would probably work.

Now you know why I don’t mind working inside a virtual machine.

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