The new complex performance benchmark – Futuremark PCMark Vantage - will become a very useful tool for a lot of users out there. Of course, it will be of interest to professionals, such as chipset, processor and graphics card developers and system integrators. Reviewers on numerous hardware review web-sites will also hardly do without it. However, PCMark Vantage will also be very useful for ordinary users thanks to the new Microsoft Windows Vista OS support and to the real applications used as basis for its tests.
As for the credibility and repeatability of the results, correctness of the comparisons between CPUs with different architectures, graphics cards from different manufacturers and systems in general, the answer can only come with practice. However, Futuremark’s extensive experience with benchmark development makes us very optimistic.