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About PCMark Vantage
PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows Vista offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts.
A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.
From desktops and laptops to workstations and gaming rigs, by comparing your PCMark Vantage score with other similar systems you can find the hardware and software bottlenecks that stop you getting more from your PC.
From: Developer's Page
PCMark Vantage aims to shed a little more insight into real life performance of your computer hardware by semi-synthetic means -- and all insight is good, right? The great thing about standardized tests is anyone can repeat them and get very similar results, given identical hardware. Well, I am not going to narrate the stuff above in detail, because we all know graphs are there for a very good reason. As you can see in our graphs above, it is rather surprising that the Patriot Pyro SE 240GB's results are not too different than the 120GB drives we have tested. The SSD performed extremely well up to this point, so this is kind of weird how much it is trailing behind the OCZ duo. To see if my results are correct or just my computer trying to be funny, I plugged the Pyro SE into another system here at APH Networks, and it produced virtually identical results. Once again, it is probably a firmware thing, so hey -- what are you going to do.