Next we ran the test systems through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite 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. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by quad-core processors.
The CyberPower system beats out the comparison systems by posting an overall score of 7460 PC Marks. What makes this significant is the affordability of the Gamer Extreme 300 and the fact that it sells for half the price of Digital Storm's 950 Si and iBuyPower's F970 gaming systems. Also consider the fact that the Gamer Extreme 3000 makes use of Intel's mainstream P55 chipset and Core i7 860 processor, while the others sport the more extravagant X58 platform and Core i7 9xx series chips.