Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Next up, we ran a number of different test systems through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by a multi-core CPU.
According to PCMark Vantage, the new AMD Phenom II X6 1090T performed somewhere in between the Core i7 975 (Bloomfield) and the Core i7 870 (Lynnfield), and it was clearly the fasted AMD-built processor yet. Of course, considering Intel's high-end quad-core was able to outpace the Phenom II X6 1090T here, the Core i7 980X six-core was fastest overall.