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.
In the general computing category, the X58A-UD3R took top honors every category during our PCMark Vantage benchmarks. This suite reproduces most general tasks users do on a daily basis with their computers. We are highly impressed with some of the optimizations made to this board to help it take the best overall results in this benchmark.