Futuremark's benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released in 2010 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.
Our final synthetic benchmark is PCMark Vantage because it gives us a comprehensive outlook at how motherboards handle a variety of PC tasks that normal users do on a daily basis. The P8Z77-V Deluxe scored about 6% higher than the G1.Sniper M3 for this benchmark's overall score. It excelled in two categories including communications and gaming, but fell behind during hard drive and productivity testing. While the overall score indicates that the P8Z77-V Deluxe is a better all-around motherboard, I still think there is room for improvement in some of the hardware areas benchmarked in PCMark Vantage.