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.
Wow, the UD3P took top prize for it’s overall PCMark Vantage score. This is highly surprising, but really insightful into the demographic this board might be trying to reach. It looks as though it’s geared toward overall PC users and not specifically toward budget overclockers or gamers. While the options for OCing and gaming are definitely there, the UD3P seems to excel more in the day-to-day PC operations. Very interesting.