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FutureMark announce PCMark Vantage

Vista 32/64-bit optimized

| Posted: Oct 19, 2007 1:12 am

Futuremark have just pushed aside their now quite outdated system benchmarking tool "PCMark05" to make way for a newer more Vista friendly version, this dubbed "PCMark Vantage".


Vantage tests the system's capabilities by focusing on several different user scenarios in which the system would be used commonly for. The six Consumer Scenario test suites are pre-correlated by intended usage and each contain a subset of the following tests as applicable: data encryption, decryption, compression and decompression, GPU and CPU image manipulation, image import, video playback, editing and transcoding, audio transcoding, GPU and CPU game tests, game data loading, web page rendering, mail operations, media player operations, contacts search, text editing and applicable HDD tests.


To get the full scoop on it, have a read of Futuremark's official announcement here. You may also like to check out reviews of it at Techgage, XBit Labs and Accelnation.


Saratoga, California - October 18th, 2007 - Futuremark Corporation, the world's leading provider of performance-analysis benchmarks, software and services for PCs and handheld devices, announced today the release of PCMark® Vantage-the first objective hardware performance benchmark for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows Vista®. PCMark Vantage provides the PC industry, IT media and consumers with an overall PCMark performance score based on Windows Vista application tests, single and multi threaded CPU, graphics and hard disk drive (HDD) tests. Additionally, in a departure from previous versions of the product, PCMark Vantage shifts its focus from only providing pure hardware performance-analysis results, to generating accurate performance ratings based on popular Windows Vista Consumer Scenarios ranging from media and entertainment to productivity and communication. PCMark Vantage incorporates an updated interface with easier access to test details and selections, results, system info and other features.


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