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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. Just to give you a bit of insight if you are too lazy to go through all nine comparisons, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB delivered an overall score that was about average for a SATA 6Gb/s drive. PCMark Vantage uses some pretty simple simulations, so it is pretty optimized for drives with relatively fast linear read (It does funny things when you got a SandForce RAID array though). The results were pretty good. In the subcategories, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB was slightly faster than its predecessor, the Vertex 460 240GB, in two out of eight categories, but followed behind by various margins -- some larger than others -- in the remaining six categories. Overall, its general performance was about average and within expectations in PCMark Vantage.
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 184.108.40.206
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8