Futuremark PCMark Vantage Continued
We continue our test coverage with more modules from the comprehensive PCMark Vantage suite of benchmarks.
Vantage Productivity suite includes the following tests:
Productivity 1 - Two simultaneous threads, Text editing, HDD: application loading
Productivity 2 - Two simultaneous threads, Windows Contacts: search, HDD: Windows Defender
Productivity 3 - HDD: Windows Vista start-up
Productivity 4 - Three simultaneous threads, Windows Contacts: search, Windows Mail: Run Message Rules, Web page rendering: simultaneously open various pages from IE7 Favorites in separate tabs, close them one by one
The Vantage Productivity test suite tells a similar story as the Communications suite. The M1730 takes first place thanks to its superior processor and hard drive speed.
Vantage TV and Movies suite includes the following tests:
TV and Movies 1
- Two simultaneous threads, Video transcoding: HD DVD to media server
archive, Video playback: HD DVD w/ additional lower bitrate HD content
from HDD, as downloaded from the net
TV and Movies 2 - Two simultaneous threads, Video transcoding: HD DVD to media server archive, Video playback, HD MPEG-2: 19.39 Mbps terrestrial HDTV playback
TV and Movies 3 - HDD Media Center
TV and Movies 4 - Video transcoding: media server archive to portable device, Video playback, HD MPEG-2: 48 Mbps Blu-ray playback
For the TV & Movies test, the M1730 to finishes in the middle of the pack between the Core 2 E6600 and the Athlon 64 X2 4600+.
Vantage Music suite includes the following tests:
Music 1 - Three simultaneous threads, Web page rendering – w/ music shop content, Audio transcoding: WAV -> WMA lossless, HDD: Adding music to Windows Media Player
Music 2 - Audio transcoding: WAV -> WMA lossless
Music 3 - Audio transcoding: MP3 -> WMA
Music 4 - Two simultaneous threads, Audio transcoding: WMA -> WMA, HDD: Adding music to Windows Media Player
Audio transcoding isn't very memory bandwidth intensive which allows the M1730 to finish just behind the Core 2 E6600 based system but still loses to the Athlon 64 X2 6400+.