MSI X58 Platinum 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 produced a mix bag of results with the MSI taking the lead in all but the gaming and productivity benchmarks where the Asus had a big lead. The results here pretty much sum up the benchmark runs we ran today and echo the results we have seen previously.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put some perspective on today's testing...