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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. I am not going to narrate the stuff above in detail, because the graphs can tell you enough. PCMark Vantage uses some pretty simple simulations, so it is pretty optimized for drives with relatively fast linear read. Just to give you a bit of insight if you are too lazy to go through all nine comparisons, the Gigabyte UD PRO 256GB was the slowest in practically every single test. Only in the startup and application loading tests did the UD PRO 256GB result in acceptable scores. Otherwise, this drive performed quite poorly in these tests. This is quite disappointing and while we cannot draw all our conclusions from this one test, it does not look good on the UD PRO 256GB, let alone any solid state drive.
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 18.104.22.168
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8