For our next round of benchmarks, we ran the complete Futuremark PCMark Vantage test suite. This component of our testing provides a solid assessment of a system's overall performance.
"The PCMark Suite is a collection of various single- and multi-threaded CPU, Graphics, and HDD test sets with the focus on Windows Vista application tests. Tests have been selected to represent a subset of the individual Windows Vista Consumer scenarios. The PCMark Suite includes CPU, Graphics, Hard Disk Drive (HDD), and a subset of Consumer Suite tests."
|Futuremark PCMark Vantage|
|Simulated Application Performance|
Though general multimedia and productivity performance is more what this specific benchmark is about, here again the Digital Storm gaming system, with its 3.79GHz Core i7 at work and 6GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory, puts up best of class numbers and then some. The only test where the Digital Storm system actually trails is the Music test suite which may be affected more by driver variances and disk performance than anything else, since the competitive systems here all are using on-board sound solutions and some of them have 10K RPM WD Raptor drives installed as well.