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|
For whatever reason, the Edge Z55 Intel Core i7 Gaming System could not complete the Memories component of this test without failing the process. Each time we tried to run the test, it would hang on this component, regardless of if the system was over clocked or not. The system ran fine without this component of the test, however. Relative to the comparison systems, the Edge Z55 scored very well, blowing past even the overclocked Dell XPS 730 H2C in many of the tests.