Gigabyte EX58-UD5 X58 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.
PCMark has made quite a good summary of what we have witnessed in today's benchmarking with each board having its strengths and weaknesses. This makes it very difficult to choose one board over another and judging by these benchmarks, the choice would depend on your main use for the PC.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today's testing into perspective...