Many people already know what PCMark Vantage is and what it does, but for those who do not know, PCMark Vantage is a benchmarking suite designed for Windows Vista and Windows 7. It measures your computers performance in areas such as, editing and viewing photos, gaming, video, music, security, productivity and communication. It also offers easy execution for casual users and detailed testing for enthusiasts and professionals alike.
PCMark Vantage allows the user to compare their system to other similar systems to find bottlenecks in their system whether it’s a laptop, desktop or workstation.
For a $200 motherboard, the GIGABYTE X58A-UD3R held it’s own nicely compared to the Rampage II Extreme. While it may not have topped the RIIE, it wasn’t very far behind at all. The only area it beat the RIIE was in the HDD Test Suite although by a small margin. Not bad at all considering the Rampage II Extreme still retails around $350.