Next, we 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.
The 790FX-GD70 came out ahead of the pack in the PCMark Vantage test. It had the highest overall score, and it also came in first for Productivity, Gaming and Communications, but it fell behind in the TV/Movie, Music and Memory test modules. Overall the 790FX-GD70 is very competitive with the ASUS M4A79T Deluxe and clearly has an advantage over the 790GX based DKA790GX.