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 P55H-A’s scores in PCMark Vantage are a bit disappointing and it struggled in many key areas like productivity and communication. It’s overall PCMark score was also the lowest of any P55 board we tested. We think ECS might have put too much focus on the gaming features on the P55H-A and less on the day-to-day productivity and multi-tasking operations users put on their systems on a daily basis.