Gigabyte EX58-UD3R X58 Motherboard

PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Results Analysis
The EX58-UD3R performed extremely well in the PCMark Vantage benchmark, finishing top in 4 out of the 6 tests. Music and memories were fantastic results putting board costing almost twice as much to shame. It’s clear when looking at the results of the tests run today that the UD3R is more than capable of hanging out with the ‘Big Boys’ and if the results we have seen today are anything to go by those who have purchased the flagship motherboards may well be regretting their decision.
Let’s head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today’s testing into perspective…