Futuremark PCMark Vantage Testing
We then ran our test motherboards through PCMark Vantage, Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista. 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 they can exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core CPUs.
Our PCMark Vantage tests, though they employ actual standard compute workloads like image editing and manipulation, show similar results to our SANDRA benchmark numbers with these boads. The P6T6 WS Revolution offers the best overall performance, though obviously all of these motherboards were grouped together pretty tightly.