BAPCo® RELEASES APPmark™ – A revolutionary, new cross-platform app-based benchmark that measures performance and battery life on touch-enabled devices running iOS, Android or Windows
Austin, Texas – December 4, 2018 – BAPCo®, a non-profit consortium of leading PC hardware manufacturers, today released APPmark™, a revolutionary, new cross-platform app-based benchmark that measures performance and battery life with representative modern real-world apps and usage models on touch-enabled devices running iOS, Android or Windows.
– A cross-platform benchmark that enables direct comparison of touch-enabled devices across iOS, Android or Windows
– Available as a complimentary download from iTunes, Google Play and the Windows Store
– Scalable from touch-enabled laptops & 2-in-1s to tablets and even high-end smart phones
– Featuring real-world representative workloads that measure performance and battery life for web browsing, email, photo and video editing and sharing, and video playback
– Supports online results submission so you can see how your device stacks up, which provides useful information in evaluation and purchase decisions
– Allows users to see how OS updates, battery condition and power settings change individual results
Apps have transformed how users perform tasks, manage productivity and consume media. Users will commonly start a task on one device and continue that activity on another. Compute power and subsequently productivity is only limited by the device in the user’s hand. APPmark measures performance and battery life and its diverse workloads go far beyond that of evaluations that are solely based on one activity such as video playback.
Users seek devices that are responsive as tasks can then be completed faster; this leads to greater engagement and enhanced experiences. Unlike benchmarks that measure battery life or performance in isolation, APPmark measures battery life and performance simultaneously, showing how well a system design addresses the inherent tradeoffs between performance and power management. In addition, APPmark can also be run in performance only mode for those seeking fast test that provides a performance only metric. The searchable online results submission feature allows comparison between devices and those submitted by other users.
Unlike synthetic benchmarks, which artificially drive components to peak capacity or attempt to deduce performance using a static simulation of application behavior, APPmark measures platform-level user experience, using the same platform APIs and services used by third-party app developers, real user workloads and real data sets to accurately measure how overall system performance impacts real-world user experience.
APPmark joins the BAPCo family of benchmarks, alongside SYSmark® and MobileMark®, which have been widely accepted for 27 years by IT Managers, PC OEMs, press and analysts worldwide.
Since 1991 the BAPCo family of benchmarks has been used by PC OEMs, hardware and software developers, IT departments, system integrators, publishers and testing labs as well as information technologists and computer industry analysts. BAPCo’s membership development team represents the breadth of the computing industry and harnesses a consortium of experts.
Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo) is a non-profit consortium of leading independent testing labs, PC hardware manufacturers, semiconductor manufacturers and software publishers.
Current BAPCo members include: Acer, ARCintuition, ChinaByte, CNET, Compal, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, Intel, Inventec, LC Future Center, Lenovo, Microsoft, Pegatron, Quanta Computer, Samsung, Toshiba, Western Digital, Wistron, Zol and others. Any organization interested in contributing to the consortium’s goals and purposes are invited to join BAPCo.
For more information, visit www.bapco.com and store.bapco.com
BAPCo, SYSmark and MobileMark are registered trademarks and APPmark is a trademark of the Business Applications Performance Corporation. All other names mentioned are trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies.