PCMark Vantage is a PC benchmark suite designed for Windows Vista offering one-click simplicity for casual users and detailed, professional grade testing for industry, press and enthusiasts.
A PCMark score is a measure of your computer’s performance across a variety of common tasks such as viewing and editing photos, video, music and other media, gaming, communications, productivity and security.
From desktops and laptops to workstations and gaming rigs, by comparing your PCMark Vantage score with other similar systems you can find the hardware and software bottlenecks that stop you getting more from your PC.
Our PCMark scores are boosted significantly by using a SSD as the system drive so those using mechanical hard drive would get a lower score in this benchmark. Overclocking the system improved the overall score by a respectable amount, although the difference isn’t as pronounced as in other benchmarks which rely more on CPU power.