SYSmark and MobileMark use real world applications. This gives a more realistic view of performance unlike many synthetic benchmarks which only focus on limited aspects of a system.
BAPCo committee members use many criteria to determine relevant applications to use, including market data. Ultimately the BAPCo membership decides which applications will be used.
BAPCo committee members look at current usage models and usage trends to determine relevant scenarios.
No, BAPCo does not optimize any applications. All the applications used in BAPCo benchmarks come directly from the application vendors. The performance of those applications will represent the [...]
No. The default compiler options are used. SYSmark, MobileMark and TabletMark are compiled with Microsoft Visual Studio with default options.