Futuremark PCMark Vantage Wrap-Up
Courtesy, Futuremark: "Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment for all ages. Today’s games demand high performance graphics cards and CPUs to avoid delays and sluggish performance while playing. Loading screens in games are yesterday’s news. Streaming data from an HDD in games – such as Alan Wake™ – allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action. CPUs with many cores give a performance advantage to gamers in real-time strategy and massively multiplayer games. Gaming Suite includes the following tests:"
Gaming 1 - GPU game test
Gaming 2 - HDD: game HDD
Gaming 3 - Two simultaneous threads; CPU game test; Data decompression: level loading
Gaming 4 - Three simultaneous threads; GPU game test; CPU game test; HDD: game HDD
This test attempts to stress the CPU, GPU, and HDD subsystems; but with the greatest emphasis on the GPU. Of the three laptops compared here, the A305-S6845 shows the weakest performance on this test. The odd thing about 3D testing, however, is that you find that some 3D applications seem to favor some GPUs over others, so you should never assume that you know all you need to know about a GPU's performance from the results of a single test. In fact, on the next page, the A305-S6845 gives an impressive showing on a number of 3D tests.
The overall PCMark Vantage score is a weighted average of all of the modules in the Vantage suite calculated in total "PCMarks." Here are the results:
The A305-S6845 puts in a surprisingly strong performance, compared to the X205, which has a faster HDD and GPU. Despite the configuration differences, both T8100-based systems performed exactly the same in terms of their overall performance as measured by PCMark Vantage.