MSI X58 Pro 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.
A Mixed bag of results were to be had in the Vantage results section. While it performed well in some tests it let itself down in some of the others, particularly the Music, Memories and productivity sections, mirroring what results we obtained individually. Overall though it has not been a bad showing for the MSI X58, infact I would go so far as saying it could hold its head up high, especially when you consider this board costs half as much as some of the other boards on test today.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today's testing into perspective..