San Mateo, California – August, 15, 2018 – BAPCo, a non-profit consortium of leading PC hardware manufacturers, today released SYSmark 2018, the latest version of the premier PC benchmark that measures and compares system performance and energy consumption using real world applications and workloads.
What’s new in SYSmark 2018:
– All-new Productivity, Creativity, and Responsiveness Scenarios
– Shorter install and run times
– A streamlined “click-and-run” user interface
– Updated system configuration tool that restores original settings
– Updated third-party applications
– Results consolidated into a single file
– Localized GUI support for nine languages
SYSmark reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Office Productivity, Creativity and Responsiveness. The new Productivity Scenario has updated workloads and applications geared towards office centric user activities. The new Creativity Scenario which has updated workloads and applications geared toward media centric user activities. In addition, the new Responsiveness Scenario models ‘pain points’ in the user experience when performing common activities that include: application launches, file launches, web browsing with multiple tabs, multi-tasking and background application installation.
Using only unmodified, retail versions of real-world applications for measurement, SYSmark 2018 features new and updated versions of, among others; Microsoft Office 2016, Google Chrome & the Adobe Creative Cloud.
SYSmark 2018 also includes an enhanced graphical user interface with localized GUI and documentation for English (US), Chinese (Simplified), German, Russian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Japanese, Spanish, Polish & French with a simplified “click and run” design. Reporting is available in a convenient combined, single result PDF.
Results between SYSmark previous versions are NOT comparable with results from SYSmark 2018.
With the purchase of a supported power meter, SYSmark 2018 offers users the ability to measure energy consumption over the course of a benchmark run. This provides an easy to use tool allowing small businesses, corporations and government organizations to factor power consumption into their internal total cost of ownership procurement calculations.
Since 1991 the SYSmark 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.
The 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, HP, Hitachi, Intel, Inventec, LC Future Center, Lenovo, Microsoft, 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, MobileMark and TabletMark are registered trademarks of the Business Applications Performance Corporation. All other names mentioned are trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective companies.