|ASUS P6X58D-Premium SATA6G Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Thursday, 18 February 2010|
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PCMark Vantage Test Results
PCMark Vantage is an objective hardware performance benchmark tool for PCs running 32 and 64 bit versions of Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7. PCMark Vantage is perfectly suited for benchmarking any type of Microsoft Windows Vista/7 PC from multimedia home entertainment systems and laptops to dedicated workstations and hi-end gaming rigs. Benchmark Reviews has decided to use a few select tests from the suite to test the X58-Express platform in this article. Our tests were conducted on 64-bit Windows 7, with results displayed in the charts below.
TV and Movies Suite
The tests in the TV and Movies Suite have been selected to represent the Windows Vista TV and Movies Consumer Scenario. The combination of test sets covers the common TV and Movies usage. The TV and Movies Suite gives a separate PCMark TV and Movies Score which does not affect the overall PCMark Score. TV and Movies Suite include the following tests:
The tests in the Gaming Suite have been selected to represent the Windows Vista Gaming Consumer Scenario. The combination of test sets covers the common Gaming usage. The Gaming Suite gives a separate PCMark Gaming Score which does not affect the overall PCMark Score. Gaming Suite includes the following tests:
The tests in the Music Suite have been selected to represent the Windows Vista Music Consumer Scenario. The combination of test sets covers the common Music usage. The Music Suite gives a separate PCMark Music Score which does not affect the overall PCMark Score. Music Suite includes the following tests:
Using the same ASUS ENGTX285 TOP GeForce GTX 285 video card with Forceware 196.21 driver and OCZ 1333MHz DDR3 memory kit with CL 7-7-7-20 timings between all motherboards, and aided by the OCZ Agility-EX SSD using TRIM/GC-enabled firmware 1.50, PCMark Vantage benchmark tests were repeated and averaged for the chart illustrated above.
Using the Gigabyte EX58-UD4P as a reference point, TV and Movies performance was improved by 1.9% with the Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD7 motherboard, and output further increased by 4.0% with the ASUS P6X58D-Premium X58-Express SATA-6G motherboard. Gaming performance followed the same ratio among motherboards, while Music benchmark tests showed a 3.41% benefit to the X58A-UD7 and an impressive 9.0% performance boost on the ASUS P6X58D-Premium.
The conclusion we can build with these results that the ASUS P6X58D-Premium motherboard offers better overall system performance, up to 9% according to PCMark Vantage benchmark tests, and may yield a better multimedia and gaming experience for enthusiasts.