Asus P6T Deluxe X58 OC Palm Edition Motherboard
PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.
Contrary to our gaming benchmarks on the previous page, PCMark suggests that the P6T Deluxe/i7 920 is the better platform for gaming. The Hard drive and music encoding benchmarks back up what we saw earlier with the Nvidia790i/QX9770 taking a firm lead. The rest of the benchmarks are pretty evenly matched throughout this testing session.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put some perspective on today's testing...