Futuremark PCMark Vantage
For our next round of benchmarks, we ran the complete Futuremark PCMark Vantage test suite. This integral component of our testing toolbox 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."
Similar to the SANDRA tests, the Edge Z55's performance on Futuremark's PCMark Vantage test falls into expectations based on the system's configuration relative to the comparison systems. The Edge Z55's Gaming score is lacking somewhat, but this is understandable considering the higher-end graphics cards in the comparison systems--the Gaming test is highly-dependent on the performance of a system's GPU.