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.
The Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P held its own for most of the PCMark Vantage benchmarks. It did have some trouble with the Communications and Music sections of the benchmark. One benchmark it did out-class the other boards was in the Memories test. So, the results are a bit mixed, but the overall score was only slightly lower than the AM2+ board that’s a lot more mature than the AM3 platform at this moment in time.