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.
PCMark Vantage continues to spread out the performance love between these processors at different sub-tests and we grow more and more confused by some of the results by the day. How does the Core i5-661 score over 11k on the Communications test and leave simply EVERYTHING else in the dust but the Core i3-530 not do the same thing?