MSI X58 Pro Motherboard

PCMark Vantage

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.

Results Analysis

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..

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Most Recent Comments

25-03-2009, 17:00:28

I guess this is for people who don't care about looks and want a cheaper alternative.

The opposite of this would probably be a bloodrage in terms of aesthetics and price. Quote

25-03-2009, 17:09:16

At last! A board UNDER £200!

And its pretty good .Quote

26-03-2009, 05:25:22

Quite a few sub £200 boards now, 6 iirc. Nice reviewQuote

26-03-2009, 08:20:44

I don`t think the esthetics of the mobo should be equally graded as performance. If u have a mobo that works 100% faster than the one that looks "kewl", u'd be a tad foolish to pick the slower one cos the memory slots glow in the dark.

I was gonna slate all the other cards on the list, cos quite frankly I feel this mobo embarasses the lot of them in terms of pricing.

They all peak and trough in various areas, but they don't all cost £50-60 more than this.

No SLI ? Think I could live with that.

Good stuff.Quote

26-03-2009, 09:14:49

I think some people go on looks more than you would think Rast

Great little board at a price point that motherboard manufacturers should be working downwards in price from. The market is going to die unless others follow MSI's price trend.Quote

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