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.
Even though PCMark is a synthetic test, it does let us easily compare different systems together. These results certainly aren’t the best we’ve seen but are perfectly acceptable considering the i5 660 has only two cores. Additionally, if we used a solid state drive in our test system , the productivity score would be greatly improved.