Benchmarks: Futuremark PCmark05

Unlike 3Dmark Vantage, we find that the processors can have an impact on the GPU score in PCmark Vantage. While the 6 Phenom processors that were tested all produced similar GPU scores, the Intel processors were all quite different. The E8400 scored 14467pts, while the Q6600 managed 12441pts, followed by the E7200 on just 10726pts. This time when looking at the CPU performance, the E7200 edged out the Phenom X3 8450, 8650 and 8750, all while being considerably cheaper.

The PCmark Vantage memory results favor Intel processors and again the Core 2 Duo E7200 was just able to edge out the Q6600, while the E8400 was significantly faster here. The E7200 produced the lowest overall system score, making it slightly slower than the Phenom X3 8450.