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 than previous PCMark software and as such deserves more time on our benchmark analysis.
If you have not already 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.
Results from PCMark Vantage show the new Core i7-3960X to be just behind the Core i7-990X but well ahead of the Core i7-2600K.