PCMark Vantage is the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32- and 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Regardless of whether the benchmarker is an artist or an IT Professional, PCMark Vantage shows the user where their system soars or falls flat, and how to get the most performance possible out of their hardware. The PCMark Vantage benchmark was run in 64-bit mode for the results shown below.
Benchmark Results: The AMD Phenom II X6 1090T processor does slightly better in PCMark Vantage, but as you can see the benchmark shows the Intel processors leading in most of the test suites. The huge jump in the communications test on the Intel 980X processor is due to the fact that PCMark Vantage supports AES encryption and the Intel Core i7-980X processor supports AES-NI code!