PCMark VantagePCMark Vantage
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 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.
The most interesting thing to see here is the difference between the Core i5-661 using integrated graphics and when using the GeForce GTX 285 as a discrete graphics card. While I expected to see the performance differences in the gaming section, I did NOT expect to see it in the “Memories” test. Maybe a portion of that is DXVA accelerated?