Gaming Suite
The tests in the Gaming Suite have been selected to represent the Windows Vista Gaming Consumer Scenario. The combination of test sets covers the common Gaming usage. Gaming Suite gives a separate PCMark Gaming Score which does not affect the overall PCMark Score.

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Gaming is one of the most popular forms of entertainment for all ages. Today’s games demand high performance graphics cards and CPUs to avoid delays and sluggish performance while playing. Loading screens in games are yesterday’s news. Streaming data from an HDD in games – such as Alan Wake – allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action. CPUs with many cores give a performance advantage to gamers in real-time strategy and massively multiplayer games.

Gaming Suite includes the following tests:
  • Gaming 1
    • GPU game test
  • Gaming 2
    • HDD: game HDD
  • Gaming 3
    • Two simultaneous threads
    • CPU game test
    • Data decompression: level loading
  • Gaming 4
    • Three simultaneous threads
    • GPU game test
    • CPU game test
    • HDD: game HDD

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Very much a shortened version of the existing 3DMark06 benchmarking engine, the gaming tests of PCMark Vantage give the QX6850 a slight edge over the competition with a 7.7% performance lead though the rest of the pack is breathing down their neck.  It would appear that clock speed is king here with the 2.93 GHz X6800 processor easily grabbing second place with the two AMD processors at the bottom of the pack.

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