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: We are only showing PCMark Vantage results on the Compal notebook that is running the Intel Sandy Bridge reference board as your storage drive plays a huge role in the overall score in this benchmark. You can see that the HDD test suite has a really high score here and that is because this system was running an Intel X25-M 160GB Gen 2 34nm SSD. The other test systems use other storage drives and we didn’t have time to do clean installs on all four of the systems. Since your HDD or SSD throw off the overall score by several thousand points it wasn’t a fair comparison.