Futuremark’s newest benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released earlier this year 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 recommend reading Ryan’s 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.
While the MSI X58 Platinum separated itself in a positive way during the gaming benchmarks, it pretty much ran even with its competitors during the PCMark Vantage benchmark. What does this mean for our readers? It pretty much says that MSI possibly made some modifications that helped it score better in the gaming arena. This board really seemed geared toward gamers more than professionals in the field.