Asus Eee PC1005PE, Atom N450 Pinetrail Launch
Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Next, we ran the Asus Eee PC 1005 PE through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates 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. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core or HT-enabled processors.
The Asus Eee PC 1005 PE didn't fare very well in the 3DMark06 benchmark on the previous page, but it did much better in Vantage. Here, the Asus Eee PC 1005PE pulls ahead of the Ion-powered HP Mini 311 in every test, except for gaming. The much more powerful GPU in the Mini 311 gives it a significant edge in the pixel-pushing department, as is evident in the results. The other scores, however, paint the Pinetrail-based Asus Eee PC 1005PE in a much more favorable light.