PCMark VantageFuturemark’s newest benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released just a week or two ago and we published an initial article on the new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as providing overviews for all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of applications they emulate. The new Vantage software takes a much more real-world user-scenario approach to testing that previous PCMark software and as such deserves more time our benchmark analysis.
If you haven’t yet done so, I would HIGHLY recommend you head over to my previous article that has a lot of detail on what these PCMark Vantage tests actually do. That will give you a better understanding of the results to aid in your potential purchasing decision.
Our results for the Phenom 9600 processor didn’t make the trip back for whatever reason, so I apologize for that, but the 9900 results were found in tact. In the overall and tv/movies test results, the Phenom 9900 actually performed pretty well, again slower than the other Intel Q-series parts, but faster than the AMD dual-core configurations. However, the memories and gaming results were not as kind and showed the 9900 near the bottom of the pack.